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A flyball governor (mechanical), connected to a linkage to regulate flow.

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gubernator, from Ancient Greek κυβερνήτης (kybernetes), steersman, pilot, guide), from κυβερνάω (kybernao), to steer, to drive, to guide, to act as a pilot).

Noun

Singular
governor

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governor ({{{1}}})
  1. The leader of a region or state that is a member of a federation or an empire. In Rome, they were endorsed by the emperor and appointed by the Senate. In the modern United States, they are elected by the people of that state.
  2. A device which regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback.
  3. (informal) father
  4. (informal) boss, employer

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