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control

noun (SWITCH)    /kənˈtrəʊl/ US  /-ˈtroʊl/
B2 [C] a switch or other device used to operate a machine such as a vehicle: The main instruments are in the centre of the control panel. Captain Firth sat at the controls of the aircraft.Electrical switches and connections [C usually singular] (also control key, written abbreviation Ctrl) a key on a computer keyboard that you press at the same time as other keys to make the keyboard operate in a particular way: Press and hold down the control key while you press 9. I pressed Control Alt Delete but nothing happened.Computer hardware
(Definition of control noun (SWITCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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