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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).
(in computer programming) a variable that is used to regulate the flow of control, or order of execution, generally the number of times a loop will execute.

any factor that remains unchanged and strongly influences values; also, a factor held constant to test the relative impact of an independent variable


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  • Contronym

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  • Controversal

    adj. 1610s, from Latin controversus “turned against” (see controversy) + -al (1).

  • Controverse

    v. c.1600, from French controversé, from Latin controversus (see controversy).

  • Controversary

    adj. c.1600, from stem of Latin controversus (see controversy) + -ary.

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