the part of a CPU that interprets the instructions in programs and directs the operation of the entire system.
noun 1. Also called control. Statistics. a person, group, event, etc., that is used as a constant and unchanging standard of comparison in scientific experimentation. Compare (def 2), (def 2). 2. (in computer programming) a variable that is used to regulate the flow of control, or order of execution, generally the number of times a […]
noun See contranym
adj. 1610s, from Latin controversus “turned against” (see controversy) + -al (1).
v. c.1600, from French controversé, from Latin controversus (see controversy).