What does governing mean?

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gov·ern·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. government, governing, governance, government activity, administration(adj)

    the act of governing; exercising authority

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

  2. governing(adj)

    responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws

    "governing bodies"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Governing

    of Govern

  2. Governing(adj)

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

  3. Governing(adj)

    requiring a particular case

Editors Contribution

  1. governing

    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

How to pronounce governing?

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How to say governing in sign language?

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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. Daniel Weiner:

    The rules governing our campaigns have not kept pace with our changing modes of communication and changing life, even before the pandemic, the landscape is changing really, really fast.

  2. German Varon:

    He's demonstrated that he is capable of governing without needing his hand held.

  3. Vivek Dehejia:

    This is a part of his governing style and it can work during normal times but it's not a good way to operate in a time of crisis where you throw surprises at 1.3 billion people.

  4. 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.

  5. Tao Le Ching:

    In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

Images & Illustrations of governing

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