Definitions for "Governor"
A contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable.
1. A device that controls another device, usually on the basis of speed or rpm. 2. A speed-sensitive mechanical assembly in the automatic transmission driven by the output shaft, to supply primary control of when shifting is to occur.
A device which limits or regulates the speed of an engine in revolutions per minute; in general, gasoline engine governors control speed by restricting intake air, while Diesel governors limit amount of fuel injected. Specific types of governors most generally used and engine applications are as follow: Velocity Type (Gas) Governor, Vacuum-Centrifugal Type (Gas) Governor, Mechanical-Centrifugal Type (Gas)Governor, Hydra-Mechanical Type (Diesel) Governor, Mechanical Flyball (Diesel) Governor, Mechanical Flyweight (Diesel) Governor, and Centrifugal-Mechanical (Diesel) Governor.
One who governs; especially, one who is invested with the supreme executive authority in a State; a chief ruler or magistrate; as, the governor of Pennsylvania.
The state's chief executive. Iowa's governor commands a roughly $4.5 billion budget and 42,000-member work force. His or her decisions touch the lives of every Iowan.
A state's highest official elected every four years. The Governor signs bills into law, presents a state budget
The Queen's representative in Victoria.
The Governor General of Canada acting by and with the advice and consent of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada (i.e. Cabinet).
The representative of the Queen in the State
Keywords:  steersman, pilot
A pilot; a steersman.
One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
Keywords:  orderly, oversee, forth, bring, lead
an orderly force that will oversee, lead, bring to pass, or bring forth
Keywords:  liability, asset
an asset, not a liability
Keywords:  see
See DB2 Governor.