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Pronunciation:  kun'trowlur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed control on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"
  2. [n]  someone who maintains and audits business accounts
  3. [n]  a person who directs and restrains

CONTROLLER is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: accountant, comptroller, control, restrainer
 See Also: auditor, bookkeeper, bourgeois, businessperson, certified public accountant, chartered accountant, cost accountant, CPA, cruise control, dial, disk controller, electric switch, electrical switch, governor, handwheel, human, individual, joystick, mechanism, mortal, overcomer, person, regulator, somebody, someone, soul, subduer, suppresser, suppressor, surmounter, switch, valve, withholder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*trol"ler\, n. [From control, v. t.: cf. F.
    1. One who, or that which, controls or restraines; one who
       has power or authority to regulate or control; one who
             The great controller of our fate Deigned to be man,
             and lived in low estate.              --Dryden.
    2. An officer appointed to keep a counter register of
       accounts, or to examine, rectify, or verify accounts.
       [More commonly written {controller}.]
    3. (Naut.) 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.
  2. \Con*trol"ler\, n.
    1. (Elec.) Any electric device for controlling a circuit or
       system; specif.:
       (a) An electromagnet, excited by the main current, for
           throwing a regulator magnet into or out of circuit in
           an automatic device for constant current regulation.
       (b) A kind of multiple switch for gradually admitting the
           current to, or shutting it off from, an electric
           motor; as, a car controller for an electric railway
    2. (Mach.) A lever controlling the speed of an engine; --
       applied esp. to the lever governing a throttle valve, as
       of a steam or gasoline engine, esp. on an automobile.
Computing Dictionary

Part of a computer, typically a separate circuit board, which allows the computer to use certain kinds of peripheral devices. A disk controller is used to connect hard disks and floppy disks, a network controller is used for ethernet. Other controllers are: keyboard controller, interrupt controller and graphics controller.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accountant, accountant general, actuary, auditor, bank accountant, bank examiner, Big Brother, boatswain, bookkeeper, boss, bursar, CA, calculator, cashier, cashkeeper, certified public accountant, chamberlain, chartered accountant, chief, clerk, comptroller, control, cost accountant, cost keeper, CPA, curator, depositary, depository, financial officer, floor manager, floorman, floorwalker, foreman, gaffer, ganger, governor, head, headman, inspector, journalizer, liquidator, monitor, noncommissioned officer, overman, overseer, paymaster, proctor, purse bearer, purser, receiver, reckoner, recorder, registrar, regulator, servo control, servo regulator, sirdar, slave driver, steward, straw boss, subforeman, super, superintendent, supervisor, surveyor, taskmaster, treasurer, trustee, visitor