Definition of controlled adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈtrəʊld//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtroʊld//
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  1. 1  done or arranged in a very careful way a controlled explosion a controlled environment He played very controlled football.
  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 British-controlled company computer-controlled systems
  4. 4remaining calm and not getting angry or upset She remained quiet and controlled.
  5. compare uncontrolled
    Extra examples He spoke in a controlled, even voice. He spoke with a hint of tightly controlled anger. He was charged with possessing a controlled drug. In many countries the production of the drug is illegal or tightly controlled. She closed the door behind her in a quiet and controlled manner. The procedures are carried out under strictly controlled conditions. The server provides secure and controlled access to sensitive data.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: controlled