Control vs Newgroup - What's the difference?

control | newgroup |

As verbs the difference between control and newgroup

is that control is to exercise influence over; to suggest or dictate the behavior of while newgroup is (internet|transitive) to create (a newsgroup on usenet) by sending a special control message.

As a noun control

is (countable|uncountable) influence or authority over.




  • To exercise influence over; to suggest or dictate the behavior of.
  • * With a simple remote, he could control the toy truck.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-17
  • , author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot , title=Money just makes the rich suffer , volume=188, issue=23, page=19 , magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) citation , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra–wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.}}

    Derived terms

    * controller * controlling * controllable * controllability *


    * * manage * * rule


    * obey, submit (to be controlled ) * defy, rebel, resist (not to be controlled )


  • (countable, uncountable) Influence or authority over.
  • A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or non-existent.
  • The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.
  • Restraint or ability to contain one's movements or emotions, or self-control.
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  • She had no control of her body as she tumbled downhill. She did not know up from down. It was not unlike being cartwheeled in a relentlessly crashing wave.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you
  • A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities; a safeguard or countermeasure.
  • (project management) A means of monitoring for, and triggering intervention in, activities that are not going according to plan.
  • A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register.
  • (Johnson)
  • (graphical user interface) An interface element that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box.
  • Synonyms

    * (GUI) widget

    Derived terms

    * control character * control panel * control tower * cruise control * in control * master control * mind control * out of control * proportional control * race control * self-control * under control




    (en verb)
  • (Internet) To create (a newsgroup on Usenet) by sending a special control message.
  • * 1998 , Carla G. Surratt, Netlife: Internet citizens and their communities (page 75)
  • If the group passes, it will be newgrouped after five days. If the group fails, it can't be voted on again for six months.
  • * 2000', "Harlock", ''I'm '''newgrouping today!'' (on newsgroup ''alt.config )