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Definition of Control
Control Con*trol", n.
1. (Mach.) The complete apparatus used to control a mechanism
or machine in operation, as a flying machine in flight;
specifically (A["e]ronautics), the mechanism controlling
the rudders and ailerons.
2. (Climatology) Any of the physical factors determining the
climate of any particular place, as latitude,distribution
of land and water, altitude, exposure, prevailing winds,
permanent high- or low-barometric-pressure areas, ocean
currents, mountain barriers, soil, and vegetation.
controlCascade system Cascade system (Elec.)
A system or method of connecting and operating two induction
motors so that the primary circuit of one is connected to the
secondary circuit of the other, the primary circuit of the
latter being connected to the source of supply; also, a
system of electric traction in which motors so connected are
employed. The cascade system is also called
tandem, or concatenated, system; the connection a
cascade, tandem, or concatenated, connection, or
a concatenation; and the control of the motors so obtained
tandem, or concatenation, control.
Note: In the cascade system of traction the cascade
connection is used for starting and for low speeds up
to half speed. For full speed the short-circuited motor
is cut loose from the other motor and is either left
idle or (commonly) connected direct to the line. ControlControl Con*trol", n. [F. contr[^o]le a counter register,
contr. fr. contr-r[^o]le; contre (L. contra) + r[^o]le roll,
catalogue. See Counter and Roll, and cf. Counterroll.]
1. A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or
check another account or register; a counter register.
2. That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder;
restraint. ``Speak without control.' --Dryden.
3. Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or
regulating influence; superintendence; government; as,
children should be under parental control.
The House of Commons should exercise a control over
all the departments of the executive administration.
Board of control. See under Board. ControlControl Con*trol", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Controlled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Controlling.] [F. contr[^o]ler, fr. contr[^o]le.]
[Formerly written comptrol and controul.]
1. To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to
prove by counter statements; to confute. [Obs.]
This report was controlled to be false. --Fuller.
2. To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to
check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern;
Give me a staff of honor for mine age, But not a
scepter to control the world. --Shak.
I feel my virtue struggling in my soul: But stronger
passion does its power control. --Dryden.
Syn: To restrain; rule; govern; manage; guide; regulate;
hinder; direct; check; curb; counteract; subdue.
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