controller

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noun con·trol·ler \ kən-ˈtrō-lər , ˈkän-ˌtrō- \

Definition of controller

1 a :comptroller 1
c :the chief accounting officer of a business enterprise or an institution (such as a college)
2 a :one that controls or has power or authority to control
  • air traffic controller
b :control 3b

controllership

play \kən-ˈtrō-lər-ˌship, ˈkän-ˌtrō-\ noun

Examples of controller in a Sentence

  1. the controllers for the video game system seem fairly well designed

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Origin and Etymology of controller

Middle English countreroller, from Anglo-French contreroulur, from contreroule

controller Synonyms


CONTROLLER Defined for English Language Learners

controller

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Definition of controller for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is in charge of the money received and paid out by a business or college

  • : a person who directs the action of something

  • : a device or piece of equipment used to operate a machine, vehicle, or system


Law Dictionary

controller

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noun con·trol·ler \ kən-ˈtrō-lər, ˈkän-ˌtrō- \

legal Definition of controller



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