controller

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English countreroller, from Anglo-Norman countrerolleour, from Old French contrerelleor (French contrôleur), from Medieval Latin contrārotulātor, from *contrārotulāre (from which control). Equivalent to control +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

controller (plural controllers)

  1. One who controls something.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Dryden
      The great controller of our fate / Deigned to be man, and lived in low estate.
  2. Any electric or mechanical device for controlling a circuit or system.
  3. (business) A person who audits, and manages the financial affairs of a company or government; a comptroller.
  4. (computing) A mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine, especially a peripheral device in a computer.
  5. (nautical) 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.
  6. (linguistics) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 2004, Paul K. Kroeger, Analyzing Syntax: A Lexical-Functional Approach, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521816238 (hardback), ISBN 0521016541 (paperback), chapter 5.4, page 117:
      The choice of controller is determined by the matrix verb. If, as in (30b) and (3la), the main verb does not subcategorize for an OBJ, then the controller is the matrix SUBJ. In this case the complement clause is interpreted as having the same subject as the main clause. If the main verb does take an OBJ, the controller is the matrix patient.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English controller.

Noun[edit]

controller c (singular definite controlleren, plural indefinite controllere or controllers)

  1. (business) A person who audits, and manages the financial affairs of a company or government, a comptroller, a controller.
  2. (computing) A mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine, especially a peripheral device in a computer, a controller.

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