Definition of Controller

1. Noun. Someone who maintains and audits business accounts.

2. Noun. A person who directs and restrains.

3. Noun. A mechanism that controls the operation of a machine. "I turned the controls over to her"
Exact synonyms: Control
Specialized synonyms: Cruise Control, Dial, Disk Controller, Governor, Regulator, Handwheel, Joystick, Regulator, Electric Switch, Electrical Switch, Switch, Valve
Generic synonyms: Mechanism
Derivative terms: Control

Definition of Controller

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

2. n. Any electric device for controlling a circuit or system;

Definition of Controller

1. Noun. a person who controls something ¹

2. Noun. a person who audits, and manages the financial affairs of a company or government; a comptroller ¹

3. Noun. a mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine, especially a peripheral device in a computer ¹

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Definition of Controller

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Controller

controlled-access highway
controlled chaos
controlled clinical trial
controlled clinical trials
controlled explosion
controlled hypotension
controlled mechanical ventilation
controlled respiration
controlled substance
controlled thermonuclear fusion
controlled thermonuclear research
controlled trial
controlled ventilation
controlled vocabulary
controller (current term)
controlling element
controlling image
controlling interest

Literary usage of Controller

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"by the slanted segments yt and 7/1, and the controller handle may be left in any ... When the controller drum is quickly returned to the " off " position, ..."

2. The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States by Henry Gannett (1905)
"controller BAY PETROLEUM FIELD. LOCATION. The controller Bay petroleum field is situated on the shores of controller Bay, about 2л miles southeast of the ..."

3. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"H. Davier MJ Griffiths; I. Joncs: LG Williams; PB Wiltshire ____ £1.613 t" £2.061 £2172 to £2507 Midland Region Regional controller. F. Hill £2.684 to £3035 ..."

4. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Stmt. showing amt. of state controller's warrants remaining outstanding and ... Stmt. of warrants drawn upon contingent fund of controller's office from ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"But where the K2 controller has four running notches, two in series and two in ... K1O controller. 46. The Kl0 controller is practically the same in ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"In the hood of each car is a controller for the motors, enclosed behind a trap ... The controller is of the multiple-series type, is driven by a small pilot ..."

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