controller

noun
con·​trol·​ler | \ kən-ˈtrō-lər How to pronounce controller (audio) , ˈkän-ˌtrō- How to pronounce controller (audio) \

Definition of controller

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

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Other Words from controller

controllership \ kən-​ˈtrō-​lər-​ˌship How to pronounce controllership (audio) , 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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This type of weed controller is formulated to prevent weed seeds from germinating, which will greatly reduce the number of crabgrass, dandelions and other weeds. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring," 22 Jan. 2019 The walls above the tiny bar are decorated with dozens of console controllers suspended from their own cords, and generations of handheld devices are scattered across the bar itself. Davey Young, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Akihabara: Our Guide," 5 Mar. 2018 Razer's new Core X Chroma eGPU cabinet adds a bigger power supply, Intel's newest Thunderbolt 3 controller, and probably most importantly: Chroma RGB support. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Razer's Core X Chroma eGPU cabinet features RGB and Intel's latest Thunderbolt 3 controller," 16 Apr. 2019 But no such radio transmission was received by controllers at the Addis Ababa airport tower, indicating chaos in the cockpit may have somehow impeded radio transmission, this person said. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "Pilots Take Aim at Instructions for Boeing 737 MAX," 3 Apr. 2019 Every intersection in the county with a traffic light has a traffic signal controller cabinet. Tim Woodward, idahostatesman, "In thankless job, one man at ACHD wages war on gridlock in ever-growing Ada County," 10 June 2018 The scientists say their work could help develop tests to screen potential employees for safety-critical jobs in demanding visual environments, such as air-traffic controllers, security guards or military personnel. Simon Makin, Scientific American, "How Perceptive Are You? Not Everyone Is the Same," 28 May 2018 On November 12, 2005 controllers on Earth issued the order for Habayusa1, the current probe's predecessor, to release the Minerva payloads. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Japan's Space Agency Landed Bouncing Rovers on an Asteroid," 24 Sep. 2018 Right now, there are hand controllers on the Boeing spacecraft, which always makes a pilot happy. Loren Grush, The Verge, "NASA veteran Sunita Williams tells us what it’s like to get ready to fly a new spacecraft," 12 Sep. 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- How to pronounce controller (audio) \

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