- control tower,
- control unit,
- control variable,
- controlled experiment,
- controlled explosion,
- controlled hypotension,
- controlled mechanical ventilation,
- controlled respiration
Origin of controlled
verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling.
Origin of control
Examples from the Web for controlled
And in informal talks, Chinese leaders have compared hackers on both sides to unruly children who can only barely be controlled.
“Some tribes” have “requested guidance on the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA),” the opening reads.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It|Abby Haglage|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The former is controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the latter by the government of Israel.
Resolution is majority owned and controlled by Rio Tinto, a global mining conglomerate.
But it also transformed a regional threat into a global enemy that was easier to target in the areas it controlled.
The voice from the head of the table was one of controlled impatience.Flamsted quarries|Mary E. Waller
An undiscovered source of power, he said, controlled by harmony.With No Strings Attached|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA David Gordon)
Why, if this world is created and controlled by infinite wisdom and benevolence, are not all things beautiful?Handbook of Freethought|Various
The four burners are controlled by the stop-cocks e, and the oven and the broiler by the stop-cock f.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The spirit of the age which has wrought upon the rest is controlled and used by Antony, and he rises on their ruins.Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist|Richard G. Moulton
verb -trols, -trolling or -trolled (tr)
- to regulate (financial affairs)
- to examine and verify (financial accounts)
- a device that regulates the operation of a machine. A dynamic control is one that incorporates a governor so that it responds to the output of the machine it regulates
- (as modifier)control panel; control room
Word Origin for control
1580s, past participle adjective from control (v.). Of rent, from c.1930.
early 14c., "to check, verify, regulate," from Anglo-French contreroller "exert authority," from Medieval Latin contrarotulus "a counter, register," from Latin contra- "against" (see contra) + rotulus, diminutive of rota "wheel" (see roll (n.)). From a medieval method of checking accounts by a duplicate register. Sense of "dominate, direct" is mid-15c. Related: Controlled; controlling.
Control group in scientific experiments is attested from 1952 (from a sense of control attested since 1875).
1580s, from control (v.). Control freak is late 1960s slang.
see out of control; spin control.