Weather is one of least controllable, and predictable, elements in our lives.
Outlet openings should be formed around the base of the room leading to the outer air and closed by controllable shutters.
As a controllable balancing-pole, there is probably nothing to equal it.
At least there is within Congress no visible, and therefore no controllable party organization.
A glance shows it to be the flags on the Sims-Edison controllable torpedo.
It's not controllable enough and uranium isn't something we could carry by the ton.
Light has the advantages of being silent and controllable as to position and direction, and of being a visible signal at night.
The feed is continuous, and is made variable from ¼ to 1¼ inch to each stroke, controllable by the sawyer.
Try as she might to empty herself of everything except acceptance and love, she found that only her body was controllable.
controllable, too, is the influx of modifying suggestions into our homes, however vast and subtle the enterprise may seem.
early 14c., "to check, verify, regulate," from Anglo-French contreroller "exert authority," from Medieval Latin contrarotulus "a counter, register," from Latin contra- "against" (see contra) + rotulus, diminutive of rota "wheel" (see roll (n.)). From a medieval method of checking accounts by a duplicate register. Sense of "dominate, direct" is mid-15c. Related: Controlled; controlling.
Control group in scientific experiments is attested from 1952 (from a sense of control attested since 1875).
1580s, from control (v.). Control freak is late 1960s slang.
control con·trol (kən-trōl')
v. con·trolled, con·trol·ling, con·trols
To verify or regulate a scientific experiment by conducting a parallel experiment or by comparing with another standard.
To hold in restraint; check.
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment.
An individual or group used as a standard of comparison in a control experiment.
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.