controlling etymology

English word controlling comes from English control

Detailed word origin of controlling

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control English (eng) (climatology) Any of the physical factors determining the climate of a place, such 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.. (countable, uncountable) Influence or authority over something.. (graphical user interface) An interface element that a [...]
controlling English (eng) Exerting control over a person or thing.