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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.
convection the motion or transmittal of heat through a liquid or gas because of the natural rising of the heated parts and sinking of the cooled parts.
convene to gather or assemble, esp. for a formal meeting. [3 definitions]
convenience the quality of being suitable or handy for one's purpose or need. [4 definitions]
convenience food partially or fully processed food, such as a frozen meal, that can be quickly prepared.
convenience store a store, often near a busy road or highway, that is open long hours and that sells a limited selection of grocery items, especially snacks and beverages, as well as certain pharmaceutical and automotive items.
convenient suitable and easily turned to one's needs, purposes, or comfort. [2 definitions]