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Synonyms for control

Synonyms for control

to exercise authority or influence over

to bring one's emotions under control

to keep the mechanical operation of (a device) within proper parameters

the act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled

the continuous exercise of authority over a political unit

the keeping of one's thoughts and emotions to oneself

Synonyms for control

a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another

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(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc

a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment

discipline in personal and social activities

great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

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a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance

the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.

control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage

check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

verify by using a duplicate register for comparison

have a firm understanding or knowledge of


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Some control systems can make minor adjustments to less active filler ingredients, within specification limits, in an attempt to maintain the overall volume of the batch, thus ensuring optimum mixing.
Standard features: Modular construction, three screw diameters, injection unit convertible to vertical parting-line position; injection unit movable horizontally for off-centered injection (Vario principle) on 77-ton model; Selogica control with graphical sequence programming and integrated robot and peripheral-device programmability.
Despite limitations, CATI, when combined with control banks, may improve outbreak investigations.
The May 16, 2005 guidance from the SEC and PCAOB asks external auditors to "use a top-down approach that begins with company-level controls, to identify for further testing only those accounts and processes that are, in fact, relevant to internal control over financial reporting;" and
Kerry Sartain of Georgia Pacific noted that G-P is moving to centrally manage its business IT networks, using dedicated servers and applications such as virus control.
COSO also identifies five, inter-related components that must be functioning to have an effective internal control system, as well as describes the criteria for effective internal control mechanisms.
However, some scholarship focuses explicitly on the ways teachers control student texts: How much control should a teacher exert over a text that is in process?
These controls are exemplified by the control environment itself including the tone at the top, corporate codes of conduct and policies and procedures.
White not-for-profit organizations aren't currently required to issue financial reporting and control certifications, many are assessing the costs, risks, and benefits of doing so.
After solving the problems of propulsion and lift, the control of an aircraft was the third and possibly greatest challenge the Wright Brothers faced in conquering the air (Figure 1).
The process and control documents should be accessible to relevant employees across the organization.
To mitigate the potential for adverse effects on competition in five banking markets, BB&T has committed to divest to an out-of-market commercial banking organization branches that control sufficient deposits to make the proposal consistent with Board precedent and within the thresholds in the DOJ Guidelines.
Because many readers may be unfamiliar with the theoretical orientations that I use in this case response, I provide a brief orientation to Baltes and colleagues' (Baltes, 1997; Baltes & Baltes, 1990; Baltes, Lindenberger, & Staudinger, 1998) Selective Optimization With Compensation (SOC) meta-model of human development and Heckhausen and Schulz's (1995) Life-Span Theory of Control.
Because Congress was clearly allowing a less-than-50% postdistribution change in ownership of either Distributing or Controlled (in a disposition that does not constitute a prohibited device) without adversely affecting the tax-free qualification of the distribution, the TRA '97 made a conforming change to the definition of control in a divisive reorganization.
The ultimate goal of process control is to minimize undesirable process variations.