controllable

Definitions

  • Mrs. Binks who has lost control of her machine
    Mrs. Binks who has lost control of her machine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj controllable capable of being controlled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body and vice versa.
    • a Controllable Capable of being controlled, checked, or restrained; amenable to command. "Passion is the drunkeness of the mind, and, therefore, . . . not always controllable by reason."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ninety percent of U.S. households have at lease one remote control for the television; 8 out of 10 report losing it.
    • controllable Capable of being controlled, checked, or restrained; subject to regulation or command.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The iris membrane controls the amount of light that enters your eye.
    • adj Controllable capable of, or subject to, control
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Quotations

  • Natasha Josefowitz
    Natasha Josefowitz
    “Luck is being in the right place at the right time, but location and timing are to some extent under our control.”
  • George Orwell
    George%20Orwell
    “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    Lord%20Alfred%20Tennyson
    “Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.”
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis%20Waitley
    “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.”
  • Doug Malouf
    Doug Malouf
    “Top presenters have total control of their fears. They make fear their slave, not the master.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “Reason is a harmonizing, controlling force rather than a creative one.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. contrôle, from contre-rôle, a duplicate register—L. contra, against, rotulus, a roll.

Usage

In literature:

The popes also claimed a control over secular princes, as well as the supremacy of the church.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The influence of the League practically controlled western Europe.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Twenty miles from Bootstrap he'd shot the pilots and taken the controls.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The Normals feared losing their identities to Controllers, and the Controllers feared death at the hands of the Normals.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
The periscopic gun sight and the controls were on a level with the operator's eyes.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
To speed up the process would mean a total disregard of those controls.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
When the messenger returned and had taken his place in the sleeping room, Hovan touched a control on the bulkhead to darken the room.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
Freedom and equity are controlled by dollars.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
Self-control.= In the work of the soldier, control does not stop with the hands.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
A narrow passage, beyond the main cabin, led to the control room where three men sat in swivel chairs.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
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In poetry:

First I will pray. Do Thou
That ownest the soul,
Yet wilt grant control
To another, nor disallow
For a time, restrain me now!
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
These, when no lips severe upbraid,
But counsel rather than control,
In budding boyhood lend their aid
To sensibility of soul.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
No­my will shall yet control
Thy will, so high and free,
And love shall tame that haughty soul­
Yes­tenderest love for me.
"Passion" by Charlotte Bronte
Thou hast found some so despondent,
Who the name of God despise;
Hast thou tried to once control by
Pointing over to Paradise?
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The thunder-blast of war came o'er
The lover's startled soul;
The wife bowed low her head and heart,
To sorrow's strong control.
"The Lovers" by James Avis Bartley
Belshazzar thus, profanely bold,
The Lord of hosts defied;
But vengeance soon his boasts controlled,
And humbled all his pride.
"Belshazzar" by John Newton

In news:

Biometrics to be deployed as part of access control at border control gates.
Feedback control, also referred to as closed-loop control, is becoming increasingly popular for many reasons.
Industrial control panel is a general term that describes an assembly of two or more components that can be power, control or both, but doesn't include the controlled equipment.
The simplest approach to control side-draw distillation columns uses flow control on the side product.
Cleveland and other cities can't control the national and international forces that wreak havoc and create financial crises, any more than they can control hurricanes or tornadoes.
The Delta motion controller is programmed to do closed-loop position control using encoder feedback from the servo drive that moves the bacon slab into the cutting blade.
Creep Drive system with remote control lets operators control both the concrete conveyor and the truck remotely.
In this installment of Ask The Experts, noted process control authority and CONTROL Columnist Béla Lipták and his cadre of automation experts answer a reader's question regarding control valves for slurry services.
Schweppes Australia Consolidates Process and Logic Controls in Its Syrup Room With a New Automation and Controls System.
This Cleveland, OH machine shop faced with enormous growth, uses the Bottom Line Shop Floor Control, designed specifically for job shops to track and control every element of a job from beginning to end.
Scott Sommer , PE, CAP, has over 27 years of experience in automation, instrumentation, and process control design and applications, with 20+ years of batch control experience.
The tenth edition of the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control - an industry standard in education for more than 65 years, is the leading reference source in the structural pest control industry and is now available.
Creating a true energy-efficient tech home requires energy management, home control, lighting control, and other systems usually found in larger homes and that add up quickly.
Other features include individual volume controls for balancing the system and bass controls for additional tweaking.
The " Bill of Rights " expressed our Founding Fathers' solutions to the inevitable restrictions and control that all governments have put on their citizens so that they can control them and remain in power.
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In science:

Ho, Applied optimal control: optimization, estimation, and control (Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1975). A. O.
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
BSC Base Station Controller provides the control functions and physical links between the MSC and BTS.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Wavefront Sensing and Control for Coronographic Imaging Wavefront sensing and control (WFSC) is the central enabling technology for a coronographic telescope.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Wavefront Sensing and Control Implementations A variety of methods are in use or have been proposed for controlling the wavefront in a coronographic telescope.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
This, as well as the control of the effect of noncentering and the control of the influence of terminal points of each excursion (when considering the relevant second moment), require a better separation of scales.
How large a disc is covered by a random walk in n steps?
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