Controller
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. [1913 Webster]

The great controller of our fate Deigned to be man, and lived in low estate. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. An officer appointed to keep a counter register of accounts, or to examine, rectify, or verify accounts. [More commonly written {controller}.] [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. (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 1913 Suppl.]


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] The great controller of our fate Deigned to be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • controller — con·trol·ler /kən trō lər, kän ˌtrō / n: comptroller Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. controller …   Law dictionary

  • Controller — (engl.), dicht hinter den Klüsen auf Deck angebrachte Kettenstopper; Stromregler an elektrischen Bahnwagen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • controller — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. contrerolleour (late 13c.), O.Fr. contrerelleor (Mod.Fr. contrôleur), from M.L. contrarotulator, agent noun from *contra rotulare (see CONTROL (Cf. control)). Mechanical sense is from 1867 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Controller — Rechnungsprüfer; Buchprüfer * * * ◆ Con|trol|ler 〈[ troʊl ] m. 3〉 1. Prüfer 2. Leiter des Rechnungswesens 3. elektr. Regler [engl.; zu control „kontrollieren, prüfen“] ◆ Die Buchstabenfolge con|tr... kann in Fremdwörtern …   Universal-Lexikon

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