1. Verb.  To exercise influence over, to suggest or dictate the behavior of, oversit.
  2. Noun.  Influence or authority over.
  3. Noun.  A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or nonexistence.
  4. Noun.  The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.
  5. Noun.  A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities, synonymous with safeguard and counter-measure.
  6. Noun.  restraint or ability to contain one's emotions, or self-control.
  7. Noun.  (GUI) An interface element that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box.

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