Meaning of CONTROLLER in English

/ kənˈtrəʊlə(r); NAmE -ˈtroʊ-/ noun


a person who manages or directs sth, especially a large organization or part of an organization

—see also air traffic controller


( technical ) a device that controls or regulates a machine or part of a machine :

a temperature controller


(also comp·trol·ler ) a person who is in charge of the financial accounts of a business company



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, from medieval Latin contrarotulare , from contrarotulus copy of a roll, from contra- against + rotulus a roll. Compare with comptroller .

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