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contrivance the act of contriving. [3 definitions]
contrive to plan cleverly or ingeniously; devise; invent. [5 definitions]
contrived planned or artificial, esp. in an obvious way; not spontaneous.
control to exercise the power to regulate, dominate, or manipulate; command. [9 definitions]
control experiment an experiment in which variables are controlled in order to make clear the effects of varying factors one at a time.
controlled substance any drug whose sale or use is subject to U.S. federal law.
controller one who regulates or controls. [2 definitions]
control rod a rod or bar in a nuclear reactor that contains a neutron-absorbing material, and that is lowered into or raised from the core to control the fission chain reaction.
control tower a tower at an airport from which air traffic is directed by radio.
controversial of, relating to, or characterized by controversy. [3 definitions]
controversy a dispute, esp. a public one, marked by the expression of opposing views; debate. [2 definitions]
controvert to argue in opposition to.
contumacious stubbornly disobedient; insubordinate; rebellious.
contumacy stubborn and obstinate resistance to authority; rebelliousness.
contumely contemptuous insolence; rudeness. [2 definitions]
contuse to injure without lacerating the skin; bruise.
contusion an injury that does not involve laceration of the skin; bruise.
conundrum a puzzle or problem with a difficult or impossible solution. [2 definitions]
conurbation a large urban area composed of cities and suburbs that have grown and merged together.
convalesce to regain health or strength after an illness or injury.
convalescence the gradual process of recuperation from an illness, or the period during which it takes place.