What does controller mean?

Definitions for controller
kənˈtroʊ lərcon·troller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accountant, comptroller, controller(noun)

    someone who maintains and audits business accounts

  2. restrainer, controller(noun)

    a person who directs and restrains

  3. control, controller(noun)

    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. controller(Noun)

    a person who controls something

  2. controller(Noun)

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

  3. controller(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Controller(noun)

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

  2. Controller(noun)

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

  3. Controller(noun)

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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce controller?

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How to say controller in sign language?

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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. The FAA:

    An air traffic controller sent the Air Canada jet around, the plane made another approach and landed without incident.

  2. Michael Perry:

    Our system is pretty unique. We don't allow programmers to access the flight controller, it would take a lot of hacking.

  3. Daokui Qu:

    We have a team in Europe. They are looking for robot companies, electronics companies, controller companies and so on. They want to buy.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?'.

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  • řadičCzech
  • Controller, Steuerung, AufseherGerman
  • ελεγκτής, διευθυντήςGreek
  • varainhoitaja, ohjain, controller, kirjanpitopäällikkö, päällikkö, pääkirjanpitäjä, säädin, talouspäällikkö, valvoja, johtajaFinnish
  • contrôleuse, contrôleurFrench
  • stiúrthóirIrish
  • rianadairScottish Gaelic
  • controllore, revisore, controlloItalian
  • kontrolerPolish
  • контроллер, контролёрRussian
  • контролорSerbo-Croatian

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