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Definition of the noun cruise control

What does cruise control mean as a name of something?


  1. control mechanism for keeping an automobile at a set speed
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: control / controller = a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

Alternative definition of the noun cruise control


  1. a system that maintains a vehicle at constant set speed, usually until the brake or accelerator is pressed.


  1. "Cruise Control" is a 1992 short film directed by Matt Palmieri.
  2. "Cruise Control" is a film, directed by Brad Austin.


  1. "Cruise Control" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Cruise Control" is a composition.
  3. "Cruise Control" is a musical single of Mischa van de Bilt & Sentient.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  4. "Cruise Control" is a musical single of Headless Chickens.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  5. "Cruise Control" is a musical album of Benjamin Diamond.
    • also known as Cruise Control (Special Edition)
    • released on (6 years ago)
  6. "Cruise Control" is a musical album of Skeewiff.
    • released in (12 years ago)


Cruise Control is a musical group.

  • album: "City Life"


  1. Cruise control is a system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle. The system is a servomechanism that takes over the throttle of the car to maintain a steady speed as set by the driver.
  2. Cruise Control is the 1985 theater production of a play by Kevin Wade.
    • award: - Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play nomination for Elizabeth Berridge
  3. Cruise Control is a 2014 play by David Williamson.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cruise control

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Legends, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2012)

by Jan Harold Brunvand

Someone buys a new campervan equipped with every convenience and option, including cruise control. After being briefed by the salesman on the operation of the vehicle, the buyer drives out and heads home. Once up to highway speed, ...

Google previewOBD2 Automotive Code Encyclopedia and Cross Reference Guide

P0567 Cruise Control Resume Switch Circuit Fault: Engine running and the ECM or TAC module (with Cruise enabled) detected the Resume/Accel switch indicated "on" for 90 seconds. P0568 Cruise Control Set Switch Circuit Fault: Engine ...

Google previewDictionary of Industrial Terms (2013)

by Michael D. Holloway, Chikezie Nwaoha

Mechanical Engineering Adaptive Cruise Control: One step beyond cruise control, adaptive cruise control uses a radar sensor mounted in the front of the vehicle to maintain a safe cruising distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front ...

Google previewPilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge (2013)

Federal Aviation Administration by Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration

Cruise control”ofan airplane impliesthat the airplane is operated to maintain the recommended longrange cruise condition throughout the flight.Since fuelisconsumed duringcruise,the gross weight of the airplane willvaryand optimumairspeed, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (2008)

by Michael Lück

pdf 438 Cruise control: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transportation (2014)

Social Science and Policy by Mark Garrett

A dashboard display for the adaptive cruise control system in a Volkwagen Golf. Advanced cruise control systems likethis can now respond tothe proximity ofthe vehicle aheadand adjust speedto maintaina safe distance. from lockingupduring ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the City (2005)

by Roger W. Caves

In this context, vehicle platooning is an emerging and promising phenomenon, but it still assumes the development of certain vehicle systems, such as collision avoidance and smart cruise control. The benefits are substantial: it has been ...

Google previewDictionary of Automotive Engineering (2016)

by Don Goodsell

cruise control Automatic control that adjusts engine output, and selects gear in an automatic gearchange system, to maintain a constant pre- selected speed. Also automatic speed control. crush zone Part of a vehicle ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

ace (adaptive cruise control) Cruise control system that uses sensors to automatically maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (2011)

by Norbert M. Seel

Looking around, control systems are all around us: from hard disk drives to rice cooker, from toilet flush to car cruise control, from change of Federal Reserve rates to artificial pacemaker, etc. Many man-made systems or machines perform the ...

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

cruise control device for automatically maintaining the speed of an automobile, etc. ▫ cruise missile lowflying, selfguiding missile. cruis•er n. 1 highspeed warship . 2 police patrol car. crumb /kr/m/ n. small fragment, esp. of bread. crum•ble ...

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