[kuh n-troh-ler; spelling pronunciation komp-troh-ler] /kənˈtroʊ lər; spelling pronunciation kɒmpˈtroʊ lər/
a variant spelling of controller, used esp as a title of any of various financial executives
c.1500, variant of controller, with bad spelling due to influence of unrelated French compte “an account,” from Latin computare.
- Compulink information exchange
(CIX) A London-based conferencing system, also providing electronic mail, FTP, telnet, IRC, Gopher and World-Wide Web. Includes conferences “archimedes” or “bbc” for users of Acorn computers. E-mail: . Telephone: +44 (181) 390 8446. (1994-11-08)
[kuh m-puhl-shuh n] /kəmˈpʌl ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; constraint; coercion. 2. the state or condition of being . 3. Psychology. a strong, usually irresistible impulse to perform an act, especially one that is irrational or contrary to one’s will. /kəmˈpʌlʃən/ noun 1. the act of compelling or the state of being compelled […]
[kuh m-puhl-siv] /kəmˈpʌl sɪv/ adjective 1. compelling; compulsory. 2. Psychology. noun 3. Psychology. a person whose behavior is governed by a . /kəmˈpʌlsɪv/ adjective 1. relating to or involving compulsion noun 2. (psychiatry) an individual who is subject to a psychological compulsion adj. c.1600, from French compulsif, from Latin compulsus, past participle of compellere (see […]
- Compulsive idea
compulsive idea n. An idea that persists in the mind and suggests or urges an inappropriate act.