What does Controller mean?

Definitions for Controller
kənˈtroʊ lərCon·troller

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Controller.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accountant, comptroller, controllernoun

    someone who maintains and audits business accounts

  2. restrainer, controllernoun

    a person who directs and restrains

  3. control, controllernoun

    a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

    "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"


  1. controllernoun

    a person who controls something

  2. controllernoun

    a person who audits, and manages the financial affairs of a company or government; a comptroller

  3. controllernoun

    a mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine, especially a peripheral device in a computer

  4. Etymology: From countreroller, from countrerolleour, from contrerelleor (French contrôleur), from contrarotulator, from * (from which control). Equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Controllernoun

    One that has the power of governing or restraining; a superintendent.

    Etymology: from control.

    He does not calm his contumelious spirit,
    Nor cease to be an arrogant controller. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    The great controller of our fate,
    Deign’d to be man, and liv’d in low estate. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Controllernoun

    one who, or that which, controls or restraines; one who has power or authority to regulate or control; one who governs

  2. Controllernoun

    an officer appointed to keep a counter register of accounts, or to examine, rectify, or verify accounts

  3. Controllernoun

    an iron block, usually bolted to a ship's deck, for controlling the running out of a chain cable. The links of the cable tend to drop into hollows in the block, and thus hold fast until disengaged

  4. Etymology: [From control, v. t.: cf. F. contrleur.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. controller

    Differs from comptroller, which applies chiefly to the duties of an accompt. But the controller of the navy controls naval matters in ship-building, fitting, &c. There is also the controller of victualling, and the controller-general of the coast-guard.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. controller

    In the British service, the highest grade in the control department. The officers holding it—three in number—rank with major-generals. A deputy controller belongs to the second grade in the control department. Officers holding it rank with lieutenant-colonels.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Controller' in Nouns Frequency: #2640

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Controller in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Controller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Controller in a Sentence

  1. Radiologist Steffen Ross:

    The gaming industry is a real big area, you get completely immersed into gaming scenes and you can interact with the right controller with the scene you are playing and also kind of rapid prototyping, so I think of automobile industry or something like that, where you want to see 3D structures, 3D models.

  2. War Zone:

    When the Manager In Charge is asked if he was asking for military assistance by another FAA controller, the tape goes blank, the same inquiry is heard moments later, and it goes silent again before another call begins.

  3. Jason Cooper:

    It was a very intense day at the office, most days here are hard work, some are harder than others. You don't get a job as a Heathrow controller and expect to put your feet up for a couple of hours.

  4. Van Eecke:

    After 20 years of data protection legislation in place, it's only now with the GDPR they (companies) start to think about 'what's my role in the whole story? Am I a data controller or data processor?'.

  5. Adar Poonawalla:

    We have already applied to the drug controller’s office for the bridging trial, a few days ago, so they should also give that approval soon now.

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