AskDefine | Define controller

Dictionary Definition



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

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. a person who controls something
  2. a person who audits, and manages the financial affairs of a company or government; a comptroller
  3. a mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine, especially a peripheral device in a computer

Related terms


person who controls something
mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine

Extensive Definition

Controller can refer to several things:
controller in German: Controller
controller in Spanish: Controlador
controller in French: Contrôleur
controller in Korean: 콘트롤러
controller in Italian: Controller
controller in Polish: Regulator
controller in Slovak: Regulátor

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Big Brother, CA, CPA, accountant, accountant general, actuary, auditor, bank accountant, bank examiner, boatswain, bookkeeper, boss, bursar, calculator, cashier, cashkeeper, certified public accountant, chamberlain, chartered accountant, chief, clerk, comptroller, control, cost accountant, cost keeper, 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
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