controller

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

Definition of controller 

1a : comptroller sense 1

b : comptroller sense 2

c : the chief accounting officer of a business enterprise or an institution (such as a college)

2a : one that controls or has power or authority to control air traffic controller

b : control sense 3b

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Other words from controller

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

Synonyms for controller

Synonyms

control, regulator

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Examples of controller in a Sentence

the controllers for the video game system seem fairly well designed

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Seaton and James Rollins, another controller, use the radar screen, another screen in front of them giving a wide-range view, and communications devices above their heads to direct air traffic across much of Kansas. kansascity, "Tech at Olathe’s FAA air traffic control center during a 1970 labor dispute," 11 July 2018 But the modern automobile is heavily computerized, with oxygen sensors, a stability controller, a powertrain module, and a vast network of other functions. Kim Komando, Fox News, "5 essential tech options for your new car," 6 July 2018 But the modern automobile is heavily computerized, with oxygen sensors, a stability controller, a powertrain module, and a vast network of other functions. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "5 essential tech options for your new car," 6 July 2018 Magic Beans is also big for a company called Tech Will Save Us, which makes kits with modeling dough that conducts electricity and comes with a controller, app, and other components to create things like robots, cars, or musical instruments. Johanna Seltz, BostonGlobe.com, "At local toy stores, mermaids are in (unicorns, too)," 5 July 2018 Dorf said, in reviewing the wages released by the state controller, that San Joaquin County may be getting a bargain. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "San Joaquin hospital’s surgeons take 7 spots on list of 10 highest-paid county employees," 29 June 2018 On stage, the band utilizes 22 different MIDI controllers, all of which correspond to specific sounds and samplers within Ableton Live. Michael Sundius, Billboard, "Inside The Glitch Mob's Innovative Blade 2.0 Stage: Exclusive Interview," 31 May 2018 In his wheelchair by the TV, by a table cluttered with pill bottles and Nintendo controllers, Ronny scrolls on his phone, trying to pin down how much the National Rifle Association spends in politics. Claire Mcneill, miamiherald, "This student became a paraplegic in FSU shooting. He fights to exist, to graduate. | Miami Herald," 4 May 2018 Flight controllers in Houston successfully maneuvered the Dragon tightly into place a few hours later. Marcia Dunn, OrlandoSentinel.com, "SpaceX delivers AI robot, ice cream, mice to space station," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of controller

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for controller

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

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controller

noun

English Language Learners Definition of controller

: 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

controller

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

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