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.
A device for automatically regulating the speed or power of a prime mover
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 senior official appointed to administer an area. California was initially governed from Loreto, Mexico, but the seat of government moved to Monterey in 1777. During the Mexican period the seat of government shifted several times as northern and southern factions vied for control.
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
The Lieutenant Governor, so-called to distinguish the position from that of the Governor General of Canada, is commonly referred to as the Governor.