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o·ver·rid·ing

 (ō′vər-rī′dĭng)
adj.
First in priority; more important than all others: Our overriding concern is the eradication of illiteracy.

o′ver·rid′ing·ly adv.

overriding

(ˌəʊvəˈraɪdɪŋ)
adj
taking precedence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overriding - having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"

overriding

Translations

overriding

[ˌəʊvəˈraɪdɪŋ] ADJ (gen) [need, importance, reason] → primordial; [principle] → fundamental

overriding

[ˌəʊvərˈraɪdɪŋ] adj [need, importance] → primordial(e); [concern] → premier/ière before n
a question of overriding importance → une question d'importance primordiale
My overriding concern is to raise the standards of state education → Mon premier souci est d'élever le niveau de l'enseignement public.

overriding

adj principlevorrangig, wichtigste(r, s); priorityvordringlich; desiredringendste(r, s); matters of overriding importanceäußerst bedeutende Angelegenheiten; my overriding ambition is to …mein allergrößter Ehrgeiz ist es, zu …; her overriding concern was to …es ging ihr vor allem darum, zu …; overriding clause (Jur) → Aufhebungsklausel f

overriding

[ˌəʊvəˈraɪdɪŋ] adj (factor) → preponderante; (importance) → essenziale
References in classic literature ?
For in these fits he was the most overriding companion ever known; he would slap his hand on the table for silence all round; he would fly up in a passion of anger at a question, or sometimes because none was put, and so he judged the company was not following his story.
He spoke in little, sharp, jerky outbursts, and it seemed to me that to speak at all was very painful to him, and that his will all through was overriding his inclinations.
But don't go overriding the hounds," said "Uncle" sternly.
While the assessed valuations for commercial properties were being updated as part of the city's triennial property revaluation, it was discovered that assessors for years had been manually overriding valuations set by computer programs.
The colder override could easily advect from the coast, undercutting the warm, moist air mass but overriding a valley.
action actually taken was tantamount to overriding the automatic
Nelson said some Republicans agreed to go with majority Democrats in overriding the veto in part because of the majority party's assurances that certain legislative priorities of GOP members - including fish hatchery improvements and a bill increasing sentencing for anyone who murders a pregnant woman - would pass the Senate.
2) For example, a recent study found that about half of the Supreme Court's tax decisions were at least mentioned in Congress, and that Congress enacted statutory language either overriding or explicitly codifying approximately fifteen percent of the interpretations.
The most commonly cited reason for overriding the warnings was that the patient had tolerated the drug in the past.
2003), which would have prohibited judges from overriding jury recommendations of life sentences).
Because overriding the filter is a time-consuming task, addressing the deficiencies in the filtering technology is a job that has been shifted to an already over-worked school staff.
Executives can perpetrate financial reporting frauds by overriding established control procedures and recording unauthorized or inappropriate journal entries or other postclosing modifications (for example, consolidating adjustments or reclassifications).