control group
Personnel, ships, and craft designated to control the waterborne ship-to-shore movement.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • control group — conˈtrol group noun [countable] STATISTICS in a test, a group of people or things that you do not test and that you then compare with the group being tested. By using a control group, you can see if the results of your test are caused by the… …   Financial and business terms

  • control group — Control Con*trol , n. [F. contr[^o]le a counter register, contr. fr. contr r[^o]le; contre (L. contra) + r[^o]le roll, catalogue. See {Counter} and {Roll}, and cf. {Counterroll}.] 1. A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • control group — n. a group that serves as the control in a scientific experiment; specif., such a group that does not receive the substance, drug, treatment, etc. being tested …   English World dictionary

  • control group — A group used for comparison with another, either because it represents the most common or typical case, or because it illustrates the absence of some phenomenon being studied. Human beings are not inert, lifeless matter, and hence cannot be… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • control group — (in an experiment or clinical trial) a group of subjects closely resembling the treatment group in many demographic variables but not receiving the active medication or factor under study and thereby serving as a comparison group when treatment… …   Useful english dictionary

  • control group — With reference to those whose communications with an attorney on behalf of a corporation are within the attorney client privilege, this group consists of those persons who have authority to control, or substantially participate in, decisions… …   Black's law dictionary

  • control group — With reference to those whose communications with an attorney on behalf of a corporation are within the attorney client privilege, this group consists of those persons who have authority to control, or substantially participate in, decisions… …   Black's law dictionary

  • control group — /kənˈtroʊl grup/ (say kuhn trohl groohp) noun a group which acts as a control (def. 6) in an experiment where the results are analysed statistically, as in the testing of drugs …   Australian English dictionary

  • control group — (in an experiment or clinical trial) a group of subjects closely resembling the treatment group in many demographic variables but not receiving the active medication or factor under study and thereby serving as a comparison group when treatment… …   Universalium

  • control group — In a clinical trial, the group that does not receive the new treatment being studied. This group is compared to the group that receives the new treatment, to see if the new treatment works …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • control group — experimental group used to verify the results of an experiment via comparison to the subject group …   English contemporary dictionary

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