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noun 
  1. Influence or authority over.
The government has complete over the situation.
  1. A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or nonexistence.
  2. The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.
  3. A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities, synonymous with safeguard and counter-measure.
verb (control, l, ing)
  1. To exercise influence over, to suggest or dictate the behavior of.
With a simple remote, he could the toy truck.
Etymology: Middle English controllen, borrowed from Middle French contreroller, 'check against a duplicate account', from Medieval Latin contrarotulare, from contra 'opposite' + rotula 'roll, little wheel'.


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