Control may refer to:
Economics and business
* Control (management)
, an element of management
* Control, an element of
In management accounting or managerial accounting, managers use accounting information in decision-making and to assist in the management and performance of their control functions.
One simple definition of management accounting is th ...
A comptroller (pronounced either the same as ''controller'' or as ) is a management-level position responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization. A financial comptroller is a senior-level executi ...
(or controller), a senior financial officer in an organization
A controlling interest is an ownership interest in a corporation with enough voting stock shares to prevail in any stockholders' motion. A majority of voting shares (over 50%) is always a controlling interest. When a party holds less than the major ...
, a percentage of voting stock shares sufficient to prevent opposition
* Foreign exchange controls
, regulations on trade
Internal control Internal control, as defined by accounting and auditing, is a process for assuring of an organization's objectives in operational effectiveness and efficiency, reliable financial reporting, and compliance with laws, regulations and policies. A broad ...
, a process to help achieve specific goals typically related to managing risk
Mathematics and science
Control (optimal control theory) In optimal control theory, a control is a variable chosen by the controller or agent to manipulate state variables, similar to an actual control valve. Unlike the state variable, it does not have a predetermined equation of motion. The goal of opt ...
, a variable for steering a controllable system of state variables toward a desired goal
Controlling for a variable
In causal models, controlling for a variable means binning data according to measured values of the variable. This is typically done so that the variable can no longer act as a confounder in, for example, an observational study or experiment. ...
A scientific control is an experiment or observation designed to minimize the effects of variables other than the independent variable (i.e. confounding variables). This increases the reliability of the results, often through a comparison betw ...
, an experiment in which "confounding variables" are minimised to reduce error
* Control variables
, variables which are kept constant during an experiment
Biological pest control
Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests, such as insects, mites, weeds, and plant diseases, using other organisms. It relies on predation, parasitism, herbivory, or other natural mechanisms, but typically also invo ...
, a natural method of controlling pests
* Control network
in geodesy and surveying, a set of reference points of known geospatial coordinates
* Control room
, a room where a physical facility can be monitored
* Process control
in continuous production processes
Security controls are safeguards or countermeasures to avoid, detect, counteract, or minimize security risks to physical property, information, computer systems, or other assets. In the field of information security, such controls protect the c ...
, safeguards against security risks
* Control, according to the
The ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) is an international system of medical classification used for procedural coding. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency responsible for maintaining the inpatient procedure code se ...
, in the Medical and Surgical Section (0), is the root operation (# 3) that means stopping, or attempting to stop, post-procedural bleeding
Chlordiazepoxide, trade name Librium among others, is a sedative and hypnotic medication of the benzodiazepine class; it is used to treat anxiety, insomnia and symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs.
Chlordiazepoxide has a medium to ...
, also sold under the trade name ''Control''
Lorazepam, sold under the brand name Ativan among others, is a benzodiazepine medication. It is used to treat anxiety disorders, trouble sleeping, severe agitation, active seizures including status epilepticus, alcohol withdrawal, and chemoth ...
, sold under the trade name ''Control''
Systems engineering, computing and technology
Automation describes a wide range of technologies that reduce human intervention in processes, namely by predetermining decision criteria, subprocess relationships, and related actions, as well as embodying those predeterminations in machines ...
, the application of control theory for regulation of processes without direct intervention
* Control character
, or non-printing character, in a character set; does not represent a written symbol, but is used to control the interpretation or display of text
** Unicode control characters
, characters with no visual or spatial representation
Control engineering or control systems engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with control systems, applying control theory to design equipment and systems with desired behaviors in control environments. The discipline of controls ...
, a discipline of modeling and controlling of systems
A control system manages, commands, directs, or regulates the behavior of other devices or systems using control loops. It can range from a single home heating controller using a thermostat controlling a domestic boiler to large industrial c ...
, the ability to control some mechanical or chemical equipment
Control theory is a field of mathematics that deals with the control of dynamical systems in engineered processes and machines. The objective is to develop a model or algorithm governing the application of system inputs to drive the system to a ...
, the mathematical theory about controlling dynamical systems over time
* Control flow
, means of specifying the sequence of operations in computer programs
* Control variables
in programming, which regulate the flow of control
In computing, a Control key is a modifier key which, when pressed in conjunction with another key, performs a special operation (for example, ); similar to the Shift key, the Control key rarely performs any function when pressed by itself. ...
, on a computer keyboard
A graphical widget (also graphical control element or control) in a graphical user interface is an element of interaction, such as a button or a scroll bar. Controls are software components that a computer user interacts with through dire ...
(control or widget), a component of a graphical user interface
In computing, an input device is a piece of equipment used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system, such as a computer or information appliance. Examples of input devices include keyboards, mouse, scanners, cameras ...
(control), a physical user interface to a computer system
Society, psychology and sociology
* Control (psychology)
Locus of control
Locus of control is the degree to which people believe that they, as opposed to external forces (beyond their influence), have control over the outcome of events in their lives. The concept was developed by Julian B. Rotter in 1954, and has sinc ...
, an extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that affect them
, the ability to control one's emotions and desires
Power (social and political)
In social science and politics, power is the social production of an effect that determines the capacities, actions, beliefs, or conduct of actors. Power does not exclusively refer to the threat or use of force (coercion) by one actor against ...
, the ability to control others
* Social control
, mechanisms that regulate social behavior
Abusive power and control
Abusive power and control (also controlling behavior and coercive control) is behavior used by an abusive person to gain and/or maintain control over another person. Abusers are commonly motivated by devaluation, personal gain, personal gratifi ...
The colloquialism control freak usually describes a person with an obsession with getting things done a certain way. A control freak can become distressed when someone causes a deviation in the way they prefer to do things.
Control freak can als ...
, a person who attempts to dictate
Brainwashing (also known as mind control, menticide, coercive persuasion, thought control, thought reform, and forced re-education) is the concept that the human mind can be altered or controlled by certain psychological techniques. Brainwash ...
, the use of manipulative methods to persuade others
Civilian control of the military
Civilian control of the military is a doctrine in military and political science that places ultimate responsibility for a country's strategic decision-making in the hands of the civilian political leadership, rather than professional military ...
Other basic uses
* Control point (orienteering)
, a marked waypoint in orienteering and related sports
Control (linguistics) In linguistics, control is a construction in which the understood subject of a given predicate is determined by some expression in context. Stereotypical instances of control involve verbs. A superordinate verb "controls" the arguments of a subordi ...
, a relation between elements of two clauses
* Control, Alberta
* ''Control'' (novel)
, a 1982 novel by William Goldman
* Control (fictional character)
, in the 1974 British spy novel ''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy''
Film and TV
* ''Control'' (1987 film)
or , a 1987 made-for-television film starring Burt Lancaster
* ''Control'' (2004 film)
, starring Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe and Michelle Rodriguez
* ''Control'' (2007 film)
, a film about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, directed by Anton Corbijn
* ''Control'' (2013 film)
, a Chinese–Hong Kong film written and directed by Kenneth Bi
* '' Kontroll
'', a 2003 Hungarian film, released as ''Control'' internationally
* ''Control'', a UK comedy short by
Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American comic book writer, penciller and inker, novelist, screenwriter, film director, and producer known for his comic book stories and graphic novels such as his run on ''Daredevil'' and subsequen ...
* Control (''House'')
, a 2005 episode of the television series ''House''
* ''Control'', a Spanish-language series aired on
Univision () is an American Spanish-language free-to-air television network owned by TelevisaUnivision. It is the United States' largest provider of Spanish-language content. The network's programming is aimed at the Latino public and includes ...
* Control, a recurring character in the sketch programme '' A Bit of Fry & Laurie
* Control, a character on the science fiction crime drama Person of Interest
* '' - The Money of Soul And Possibility Control">
- The Money of Soul And Possibility Control'', or ''
- Control'', a 2011 anime
* ''Ctrl'' (web series)
, an American comedy web series
* CONTROL (''Get Smart'')
, a fictional counter-espionage agency
, features of the game contract bridge
* ''Control'' (video game)
, a 2019 video game by Remedy Entertainment
* Control (''Starlight Express'')
, a character from the rock musical
* ''Control'' (GoodBooks album)
* ''Control'' (Janet Jackson album)
* ''Control'' (Pedro the Lion album)
* ''Control'', a 2011 album by Abandon
* ''Control'', a 2014 album by The Brew
* ''Control'', a 1981 album by
Conrad "Conny" Schnitzler (17 March 1937 – 4 August 2011) was a prolific German experimental musician associated with West Germany's 1970s krautrock movement. A co-founder of West Berlin's Zodiak Free Arts Lab, he was an early member of Tanger ...
* ''Control'', a 2013 EP by Disclosure
* ''Control'', a 1994 album by
Hellnation was an hardcore punk band from Covington, Kentucky. The band was active from 1988 to 2010.
The band's sound has been described as thrashcore, powerviolence and grindcore. Hellnation's style was composed of quick guitar riffs, large amo ...
* ''Control'', a 2012 EP by The Indecent
* ''Control'', a 1971 album by John St Field
* ''Control'', a 2012 album by Uppermost
* ''Control'', a 2003 album by Where Fear and Weapons Meet
* ''Ctrl'' (SZA album)
* "Control" (Big Sean song)
* "Control" (Garbage song)
* "Control" (Janet Jackson song)
* "Control" (Kid Sister song)
* "Control" (Matrix & Futurebound song)
* "Control" (Metro Station song)
* "Control" (Mutemath song)
* "Control" (Poe song)
* "Control" (Puddle of Mudd song)
* "Control" (Traci Lords song)
* "Control" (Zoe Wees song)
* "Control", by Basement from '' Colourmeinkindness
* "Control", by the Black Dahlia Murder from '' Everblack
* "Control", by Delta Goodrem from '' Child of the Universe
* "Control", by Disclosure from '' The Face
* "Control", by División Minúscula
* "Control", by Doja Cat from '' Purrr!
* "Control", by Earshot from '' Two
* "Control", by Feder
* "Control", by Halsey from '' Badlands
* "Control", by London Grammar from '' Truth Is a Beautiful Thing
* "Control", by Poe from '' Haunted
* "Control", by Stabbing Westward from '' Ungod
* "Control", by Wisin from '' El Regreso del Sobreviviente
* "Control (Somehow You Want Me)", by Tenth Avenue North from '' Followers
* Action (disambiguation)
* Control point (disambiguation)
* Control unit (disambiguation)
* control(human, data, sound)
, a 2014 performance piece by Bob van Luijt
* Controller (disambiguation)
* Damage control (disambiguation)
* Uncontrolled (disambiguation)