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According to WordNet, the noun "control" has 11 sense(s).
114441825 the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her".
106657202 the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls".
103096960 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".
105641959 great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French".
105196375 power to direct or determine; "under control".
- SUMO Mappings: Law (subsuming mapping)
104882968 discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself".
109504790 a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance.
- SUMO Mappings: Guiding (equivalent mapping)
100830448 (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc; "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters".
105798569 a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment; "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw".
113827205 a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus".
100803617 the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable".
- SUMO Mappings: Agent (subsuming mapping)
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