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Definition of controlled adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1done or arranged in a very careful way a controlled explosion a controlled environment He played very controlled tennis.
  2. 2limited, or managed by law or by rules controlled airspace
  3. 3-controlled (in compounds) managed by a particular group, or in a particular way a U.S.-controlled company computer-controlled systems
  4. 4remaining calm and not getting angry or upset She remained quiet and controlled. compare uncontrolled
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: controlled