Controller

Definition of Controller

Con`trol´ler
n.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.
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.
4.(Elec.) Any electric device for controlling a circuit or system;
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.

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