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1A person or thing that directs or regulates something.‘the Controller of BBC Television Programmes’‘a temperature controller’
supervisor, controller, regisseur, producer, auteur, choreographeradministrator, manager, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, chair, head, chief, boss, principal, leader, governor, president, premierView synonyms
- ‘The CCTV will be monitored by controllers in Bradford who have direct contact with police.’
- ‘The probe was also used to help train flight controllers how to acquire radio signals from space.’
- ‘Data is fed from the antenna to the robot controller, enabling it to sense its position.’
- ‘According to the police reports, no one tried to come to her help or even pulled the signal to warn a controller.’
- ‘The pin in the processor connected to the controller is called the interrupt request line.’
- ‘A trainee controller mistakenly directed a plane to descend through the flight level of another plane.’
- ‘The fan will still get power from the fan controller; it will just be monitored by both.’
- ‘This causes me to not be able to close the door if I install the fan controller.’
- ‘It takes a year of regular training before controllers can consider themselves fully fledged.’
- ‘The electronics of fan controllers can sometimes run very hot.’
- ‘As the helicopters arrived, controllers smoothly directed them to the awaiting refuelers.’
- ‘Enthusiasts want to see the drivers do the business, not an electronic controller from the pits.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This would be controlled automatically by the lower element temperature controllers.’
- ‘In effect, they act as replacement storage controllers for the devices they are virtualizing.’
- ‘Electricity board controllers were able to re-route power to most areas quite quickly, said the spokesman.’
- ‘Hughes, who is an air-traffic controller, also invests regularly as an individual.’
- ‘Mission controllers received a signal from the craft some 90 minutes after launch, confirming that all was well.’
- ‘As for comfort, I think I read that you can just rest it on your thigh like a regular controller.’
- 1.1A person in charge of an organization's finances.‘the regional controller for the Department of Education’
organizer, manager, producer, stage managerView synonyms
- ‘As well as being the finance controller Liz's job began to take on responsibility for human resources and IT.’
- ‘Finally the administrative controllers were to be charged with the annual audit of each set of plant accounts.’
- ‘Ella's ambition is to become a financial controller within the next five to ten years.’
- ‘John Punch is the financial controller and Martin Punch is company secretary.’
- ‘Why should the bank be prepared to finance a company where the controllers have contributed apparently so little?’
- ‘Fuel cards allow financial controllers and department heads tighter control over operating budgets.’
- ‘Chief financial officers and controllers are generally thought of as employees of organizations.’
- ‘Soon after he left for London, and had a successful career, becoming financial controller of BBC Radio.’
- ‘Central bankers are now more the observers of international finance rather than the controllers of it.’
- ‘It cannot be done and no company would be allowed get away with it by a responsible financial controller.’
- ‘So what can he suggest to the financial controller desperately looking for value for money?’
- ‘She worked extremely hard and after 10 years she was promoted to financial controller.’
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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