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Definition: Board of control
, n. [F. contr[^o]le a counter register,
contr. fr. contr-r[^o]le; contre (L. contra) + r[^o]le roll,
catalogue. See Counter
, and cf. Counterroll
1. A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or
check another account or register; a counter register.
2. That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder;
restraint. “Speak without control.”
3. Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or
regulating influence; superintendence; government; as,
children should be under parental control.
The House of Commons should exercise a control over
all the departments of the executive administration.
4. (Mach.) The complete apparatus used to control a mechanism
or machine in operation, as a flying machine in flight;
specifically (A["e]ronautics), the mechanism controlling
the rudders and ailerons.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
5. (Climatology) Any of the physical factors determining the
climate of any particular place, as latitude,distribution
of land and water, altitude, exposure, prevailing winds,
permanent high- or low-barometric-pressure areas, ocean
currents, mountain barriers, soil, and vegetation.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
6. (Technology) in research, an object or subject used in an
experimental procedure, which is treated identically to
the primary subject of the experiment, except for the
omission of the specific treatment or conditions whose
effect is being investigated. If the control is a group of
living organisms, as is common in medical research, it is
Note: For most experimental procedures, the results are not
considered valid and reliable unless a proper control
experiment is performed. There are various types of
control used in experimental science, and often several
groups of subjects serve as controls, being subjected
to different variations of the experimental procedure,
or controlling for several variables being tested. When
the effects caused by an experimental treatment are not
consistent and obvious, statistical analysis of the
results is typically used to determine if there are any
significant differences between the effects of
different experimental conditions.
7. (Technology) the part of an experimental procedure in
which the controls are subjected to the experimental
8. the group of technical specialists exercising control by
remote communications over a distant operation, such as a
space flight; as, the American Mission Control for manned
flights is located in Houston.
Board of control
. See under Board
(b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board,
shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of
a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu-baurd footstool, D. bord board, G.
brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.]
1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length
and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for
Note: When sawed thick, as over one and a half or two inches,
it is usually called a plank.
2. A table to put food upon.
Note: The term board answers to the modern table, but it was
often movable, and placed on trestles. --Halliwell.
Fruit of all kinds . . .
She gathers, tribute large, and on the board
Heaps with unsparing hand. --Milton.
3. Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals;
provision; entertainment; -- usually as furnished for pay;
as, to work for one's board; the price of board.
4. A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A
council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly
or meeting, public or private; a number of persons
appointed or elected to sit in council for the management
or direction of some public or private business or trust;
as, the Board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of
directors, trustees, commissioners, etc.
Both better acquainted with affairs than any other
who sat then at that board. --Clarendon.
We may judge from their letters to the board.
5. A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material
used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a
board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a
chessboard; a backgammon board.
6. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers,
etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
7. pl. The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to
enter upon the theatrical profession.
8. [In this use originally perh. a different word meaning
border, margin; cf. D. boord, G. bord, shipboard, and G.
borte trimming; also F. bord (fr. G.) the side of a ship.
.] The border or side of anything. (Naut.)
(a) The side of a ship. “Now board to board the rival
--Dryden. See On board
(b) The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
Note: Board is much used adjectively or as the last part of a
compound; as, fir board, clapboard, floor board,
shipboard, sideboard, ironing board, chessboard,
cardboard, pasteboard, seaboard; board measure.
The American Board
, a shortened form of “The American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions”
missionary society of the American Congregational
Bed and board
. See under Bed
Board and board
(Naut.), side by side.
Board of control
, six privy councilors formerly appointed
to superintend the affairs of the British East Indies.
, a figured scale for finding without calculation
the number of square feet in a board. --Haldeman.
Board of trade
, in England, a committee of the privy
council appointed to superintend matters relating to
trade. In the United States, a body of men appointed for
the advancement and protection of their business
interests; a chamber of commerce.
(a) Food and lodging supplied as compensation for
services; as, to work hard, and get only board wages.
(b) Money wages which are barely sufficient to buy food
(c) A separate or special allowance of wages for the
procurement of food, or food and lodging. --Dryden.
By the board
, over the board, or side. “The mast went by
--Totten. Hence (Fig.),
To go by the board
, to suffer complete destruction or
To enter on the boards
, to have one's name inscribed on a
board or tablet in a college as a student. [Cambridge,
England.] “Having been entered on the boards of Trinity
To make a good board
(Naut.), to sail in a straight line
when close-hauled; to lose little to leeward.
To make short boards
, to tack frequently.
(a) On shipboard; in a ship or a boat; on board of; as, I
came on board early; to be on board ship.
(b) In or into a railway car or train. [Colloq. U. S.]
, a board empowered to canvass and make an
official statement of the votes cast at an election.