What does governing mean?

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gov·ern·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. government, governing, governance, government activity, administrationadjective

    the act of governing; exercising authority

    "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"

  2. governingadjective

    responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws

    "governing bodies"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Governing

    of Govern

  2. Governingadjective

    holding the superiority; prevalent; controlling; as, a governing wind; a governing party in a state

  3. Governingadjective

    requiring a particular case

Editors Contribution

  1. governingverb

    Verb form of the word govern.

    The governing principle was one of honesty and integrity.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'governing' in Adjectives Frequency: #1011

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of governing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of governing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of governing in a Sentence

  1. Nico Rosberg:

    The track looks great, the place is great. A little bit of a concern with those run-offs. There are two or three which are really not looking good. That’s not great, i really trust the (governing) FIA to get the job done, they have all the calculations and simulations. They know exactly the speeds.

  2. Tom Donohue:

    We had candidates who were fundamentally more interested in turning over the apple cart than they were in governing.

  3. Douglas Adams:

    One of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them: It is a well known fact, that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job. Another problem with governing people is people.

  4. Executive Board member Benoit Coeure:

    We must do everything, collectively, so that the current period of weak inflation and weak growth is as short as possible, there is a large consensus in the governing council to do more, and we are discussing now on what tools to use.

  5. Mariano Rajoy:

    Talking and pledging is very easy but governing is slightly more difficult, the policy reforms that we've implemented have worked, and backtracking would be a blunder. When I see that, with the help of Podemos, the Socialists wants to change everything we've done, I just think it's bad for Spain.

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