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controller Line breaks: con¦trol|ler
Pronunciation: /kənˈtrəʊlə/

Definition of controller in English:


1A person or thing that directs or regulates something: the Controller of BBC Television Programmes a temperature controller
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  • The fan will still get power from the fan controller; it will just be monitored by both.
  • The engine and automatic transmission controllers are combined into a single processor.
  • It had been alleged that a particular dealer had behaved fraudulently and the controller duly exercised the power.
1.1A person in charge of an organization’s finances: the regional controller for the Department of Education
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  • Chief financial officers and controllers are generally thought of as employees of organizations.
  • Finally the administrative controllers were to be charged with the annual audit of each set of plant accounts.
  • Central bankers are now more the observers of international finance rather than the controllers of it.


Example sentences
  • Taking over the controllership is a huge responsibility but immensely exciting with the bonus of having the chance to develop the channel into a mature digital radio station.
  • And while the man, a 10-year banking veteran, had lent to the wireless industry he had no operational experience, no controllership or accounting background, and had never served as a financial officer at any company.
  • Under his controllership, the channel has won numerous awards in its two years of existence.


Middle English (denoting a person who kept a duplicate register of accounts): from Anglo-Norman contrerollour, from contreroller 'keep a copy of a roll of accounts' (see control). Compare with comptroller.

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