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Controller definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONTROLLER, n.
1. One who controls, or restrains; one that has the power or authority to govern or control.
The great controller of our fate deignd to be man, and lived in low estate.
2. An officer appointed to keep a counter-register of accounts, or to oversee, control or verify the accounts of other officers; as in Great Britain, the controller of the hanaper, of the household, of the pipe, and of the pells. In the United States, the duty of the controller of the treasury is to superintend the adjustment and preservation of the public accounts; to examine all accounts settled by the auditor, and certify to the register the balances due thereon; to countersign all warrants drawn by the secretary of the treasury which shall be warranted by law; to report to he secretary the official forms of all papers to be issued in the different offices for collecting the public revenue, and the manner and form of keeping and stating the accounts of the persons employed in them, etc.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who maintains and audits business accounts [syn: accountant, comptroller, controller]
2: a person who directs and restrains [syn: restrainer, controller]
3: 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" [syn: control, controller]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English countreroller, from Anglo-French contreroulur, from contreroule Date: 15th century 1. a. comptroller 1 b. comptroller 2 c. the chief accounting officer of a business enterprise or an institution (as a college) 2. a. one that controls or has power or authority to control <air traffic controller> b. control 3b controllership noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person or thing that controls. 2 a person in charge of expenditure, esp. a steward or comptroller. Derivatives: controllership n. Etymology: ME counterroller f. AF contrerollour (as CONTROL)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Controller 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 car. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Controller Con*trol"ler, n. [From control, v. t.: cf. F. contr[^o]leur.] 1. One who, or that which, controls or restraines; one who has power or authority to regulate or control; one who governs. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Controller Con*trol"ler, n. [From control, v. t.: cf. F. contr[^o]leur.] 1. One who, or that which, controls or restraines; one who has power or authority to regulate or control; one who governs. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(controllers) 1. A controller is a person who has responsibility for a particular organization or for a particular part of an organization. (mainly BRIT) ...the job of controller of BBC 1. ...The financial controller of W H Smith. N-COUNT: oft N of n see also air traffic controller 2. A controller is the same as a comptroller. N-COUNT

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