Associations to the word «Controller»

Wiktionary

CONTROLLER, noun. One who controls something.
CONTROLLER, noun. Any electric or mechanical device for controlling a circuit or system.
CONTROLLER, noun. (business) A person who audits, and manages the financial affairs of a company or government; a comptroller.
CONTROLLER, noun. (computing) A mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine, especially a peripheral device in a computer.
CONTROLLER, noun. (nautical) 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.
CONTROLLER, noun. (espionage) The person who supervises and handles communication with an agent in the field.
CONTROLLER, noun. (linguistics) The subject of a control verb. See Control (linguistics)

Dictionary definition

CONTROLLER, noun. Someone who maintains and audits business accounts.
CONTROLLER, noun. A person who directs and restrains.
CONTROLLER, noun. A mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats