• Mrs. Binks who has lost control of her machine
    Mrs. Binks who has lost control of her machine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n controller a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly","I turned the controls over to her"
    • n controller someone who maintains and audits business accounts
    • n controller a person who directs and restrains
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The banana market is controlled by five large corporations Chiquita (25%), Dole (25%), Del Monte (15%), Noboa (11%) and Fyffes (8%). Most bananas are grown on huge plantations, controlled by these corporate giants. The remaining banana production for export comes from small banana producers.
    • Controller (Elec) A kind of multiple switch for gradually admitting the current to, or shutting it off from, an electric motor; as, a car controller for an electric railway car.
    • Controller (Mach) A lever controlling the speed of an engine; -- applied esp. to the lever governing a throttle valve, as of a steam or gasoline engine, esp. on an automobile.
    • Controller (Elec) An electromagnet, excited by the main current, for throwing a regulator magnet into or out of circuit in an automatic device for constant current regulation.
    • Controller (Naut) An iron block, usually bolted to a ship's deck, for controlling the running out of a chain cable. The links of the cable tend to drop into hollows in the block, and thus hold fast until disengaged.
    • Controller An officer appointed to keep a counter register of accounts, or to examine, rectify, or verify accounts.
    • Controller Any electric device for controlling a circuit or system;
    • Controller One who, or that which, controls or restraines; one who has power or authority to regulate or control; one who governs. "The great controller of our fate
      Deigned to be man, and lived in low estate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Death Star death ray control panel from the original is actually the control panel of Grass Valley Group GVG 300 Video (television) production switcher
    • n controller One who has charge of the receipt and expenditure of money.
    • n controller Specifically—2. An officer who has certain duties to perform in examining the accounts and managing the financial affairs of a public or private corporation, or of a city, state, or government. Three controllers are employed by the government of the United States. The first controller examines and revises all civil accounts except those relating to customs and the postal service, and the latter also on appeal, and countersigns all warrants drawn by the Secretary of the Treasury for receiving and paying money, except those connected with post-office operations. The second controller has the same duties with reference to the accounts and warrants of the War and Navy departments. The controller of the currency administers the laws relating to the national banks. Some States and cities also have officers styled controllers, with similar duties. [In this sense often spelled comptroller, a false form (see etymology).]
    • n controller One who controls or restrains; one who has the power or authority to govern or control; one who governs or regulates.
    • n controller Specifically An officer who has certain duties to perform in examining the accounts and managing the financial affairs of a public or private corporation, or of a city, state, or government. Two controllers are employed by the government of the United States—the controller of the Treasury and the controller of the currency; the latter administers the laws relating to the national banks. There is also an assistant controller of the Treasury. Some States and cities also have officers styled controllers, with similar duties. [In this sense often spelled comptroller, a false form (see the etymology).]
    • n controller In mech., a part of an apparatus or an adjunct which controls the motion or operation of the main part. Specifically, in elect, engin., a compact arrangement of switches, contacts, electromagnets, and rheostats, manipulated by one or more handles or hand-wheels, by means of which one or more electric motors, connected by electric wires to the controller, are started or stopped, or their speed is controlled: as, an electric street-car controller; an electric turret-turning controller.
    • n controller In ship-building, a heavy iron block secured to the deck near a hawse-pipe, with a movable section so arranged that the chain cable passing over it is held or allowed to run out as the movable section is lowered or raised.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body and vice versa.
    • ns Controller one who checks the accounts of others by a counter-roll
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  • Jackie Chan
    Jackie Chan
    “Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.”
  • A. J. Kitt
    A. J. Kitt
    “You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.”
  • Jacob Bronowski
    “We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.”
  • Mario Andretti
    Mario Andretti
    “If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.”
  • Arbie M. Dale
    Arbie M. Dale
    “To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From control, v. t.: cf. F. contrôleur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. contrôle, from contre-rôle, a duplicate register—L. contra, against, rotulus, a roll.


In literature:

Uh, I get some extra instruction in piloting, and a chance at the controls.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
He was as nervous as Roger and Astro, but he fought for control.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
More recently another German physician has advanced the theory that the sex may be controlled at will by observing the time of fecundation.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
If I give you any stock I lose control of my mine; so I'm going to ask you to let me off.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
This, as Morey explained, was the control that altered the constants of space to suit.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
I had thus laid out for myself the difficult feat of controlling two fiery steeds.
"The Plum Tree" by David Graham Phillips
Weather control will also be possible by the direction-control of great winds.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Klem Zareff called in his air cavalry to help control the sightseers.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
He is ceaselessly guiding, empowering, inspiring, checking, controlling clear to the abrupt end.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
This control has now been furnished by the remarkable discoveries made beneath the soil of Mesopotamia since the year 1842.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow

In poetry:

You from the flood-controlling steep
Saw stretched before your view,
With conscious joy, the threatening deep,
No longer such to you.
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton, On His Return From Ramsgate" by William Cowper
"While an earthly lord controlled me,
All things for the wine I bore;
Now, since God alone shall judge me,
Abu Midjan drinks no more."
"Abu Midjan" by Archibald Lampman
Our fruitfulness is there but dearth,
And all things held in time's control
Seem there, perchance, ill dreams, not worth
A little soul.
"A Baby's Death" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Before me grew the human soul,
And after I am dead and gone,
Through grades of effort and control
The marvellous work shall still go on.
"The Clearer Self" by Archibald Lampman
"Sweet Maid!" 'twas love's most plaintive voice,
That echoes from the soul,
And makes the listening spirit pause
In that divine control.
"To Lora Gordon Boon" by James Avis Bartley
She beckoned me a smiled. At once my soul
Resumed its self-control.
My boat draws near that holy land,
And now by Virtue's side I stand.
"The Land Of Dreams" by Peter John Allan

In news:

Intellidyne, LLC manufactures a complete line of energy efficiency controls for hydronic, steam and forced air heating systems plus a line of demand responsive controls for AC and commercial refrigeration systems.
The ability to control putterhead speed translates into the ability to control the speed of the ball and, ultimately, your ability to make more than your fair share of putts.
FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, will showcase their affordable Flex-LT self-contained room control system, and their dual-rated ceiling boxes at InfoComm 2011.
Although the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial showed clearly that hypoglycaemia is a limiting factor for control of type 1 diabetes.
Research shows a strong role for the prefrontal cortex in impulse control: Adults with the most self-control use different parts of their brains.
InCide pest control insulation combines cellulose insulation with an effective pest control additive, company reports.
Controls on No 855 include a special heating/cooling temperature controller to control heating elements for heating and modulating damper on cooling blower for cooling.
After initializing the controls (mainly, the ListView control and the ImageList associated with this control), CBHOCopDlg:OnInitDialog() starts the BHO enumeration process.
When industrial automation clients have questions about how to invest in new or updated infrastructure to improve production capacity, a Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) Certified control system integrator can provide answers.
Its Remote In/Out connection enables integration with other Denon components, and its RS-232c control port allows for integration and full management with any Crestron™ or AMX™ control system.
The second article described several non- intrusive debug and test technologies, including functional test, processor-controlled test,boundary-scan test, FPGA-controlled test and others.
Controlling Lab Costs With Better Inventory Control .
Here are five reasons companies often lose control of inventory despite having an updated ERP system—and five solutions for regaining that control.
Cross-Directional Control Aids Paper Making Control Engineering.
Is pleased to introduce its new Events Controller, a fully integrated show control system , which incorporates Medialon's show control software.

In science:

Although we attempted to reproduce the study samples using the same exclusion criteria described in the two publications, we were unable to gather six stroke case/control sets and four MI case/control sets.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
Invertibility of F ′ Similar to the linear case in [BW], this is done by using semi-algebraic set techniques to control the complexity of the sigular sets and Cartan type of theorem for analytic matrix valued functions to control the measure.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
Though there have been a variety of insights into the combinatorial aspects of transcriptional control, the mechanism of DNA looping as an agent of combinatorial control in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes remains unclear.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
Moreover, as will be seen later, every aspect of the system is optically controlled: bosons are created by simple optical pulses and the phases in the Hamiltonian are adjusted simply by controlling the phases of applied lasers.
Fractional Quantum Hall State in Coupled Cavities
The fiber polarization controllers (FPC) are used to ensure that the arriving photons have the same polarization state and the adjustable air-gaps (AG) allow us to control the arrival time difference between the photons at FBS.
Quantum Random Number Generator using Photon-Number Path Entanglement