What does controlling mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. controllingadjective

    able to control or determine policy

    "a controlling interest in the firm"


  1. controllingadjective

    Having control over a person or thing.

    His mother is very controlling.


  1. controlling

    Controlling refers to the process of regulating, directing, restraining or managing activities, individuals, or systems to ensure they adhere to certain standards, rules, or objectives. It is a key function in management and governance that involves comparing actual performance with planned performance and taking corrective actions if necessary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Controlling

    of Control

Editors Contribution

  1. controllingverb

    Verb form of the word control.

    Controlling the budget was essential for the wedding and they did it easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of controlling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of controlling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of controlling in a Sentence

  1. Isaiah Helekunihi Walker:

    When it comes to controlling nudity, it’s about controlling female bodies.

  2. Todd Rokita:

    Opening boys’ and girls’ bathrooms to students of the opposite biological sex threatens the privacy and safety of all students, no law requires schools to go down that dangerous path. No controlling precedent holds that Title IX or the Equal Protection Clause means that schools must permit students to use whatever bathrooms they like.

  3. Oh Yu-hwan:

    Prevention is the best way to counter the virus, the government should step up controlling wild boars, otherwise it could threaten the foundation of the industry.

  4. Sediq Sediqqi:

    No child is recruited, things have improved in (the Afghan Local Police) now. (The Ministry of Interior Affairs) is serious when it comes to evaluating and controlling ALP functions.

  5. Mohamad Jamal Khweis:

    My message to the American people is the life in Mosul, it's really, really bad, the people ... controlling Mosul don't represent the religion ... I don't see them as good Muslims.

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