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Definition 1: a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for governor in the sense of this definition

(governor is a kind of ...) a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

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

(... is a kind of governor ) regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine

(... is a kind of governor ) a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times

Definition 2: the head of a state government - [noun denoting person]

(governor is a kind of ...) a leader engaged in civil administration

(... is a kind of governor ) the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire

(... is a kind of governor ) the governor or prefect of an eparchy in ancient Greece

(... is a kind of governor ) a governor of high rank

(... is a kind of governor ) the head of a government established by the military (as in a defeated country)

(... is a kind of governor ) a governor in India during the Mogul empire

(... is a kind of governor ) a provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire

(... is a kind of governor ) a governor of a province in ancient Persia

(... is a kind of governor ) governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign

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