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English noun: controller

1. controller (person) someone who maintains and audits business accounts

Synonymsaccountant, comptroller

Broader (hypernym)bourgeois, businessperson

Narrower (hyponym)auditor, bean counter, bookkeeper, certified public accountant, chartered accountant, cost accountant, CPA

2. controller (person) a person who directs and restrains


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)nazi, overcomer, subduer, suppresser, suppressor, surmounter, withholder

3. controller (artifact) a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

SamplesThe speed controller on his turntable was not working properly.
I turned the controls over to her.


Broader (hypernym)mechanism

Narrower (hyponym)cruise control, dial, disk controller, electric switch, electrical switch, governor, handwheel, joystick, regulator, regulator, switch, valve

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