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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.
But don't go overriding the hounds," said "Uncle" sternly.
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.
An express trust, Permian holds overriding royalty interests in various oil and gas properties in the US.
With the President's and the ruling party's influence waning, Reyes expressed hopes that lawmakers would be up to the challenge of doing a historic feat of overriding a presidential veto.
Overriding the veto takes a simple majority in both the House and Senate.
A LANDMARK case concerning a house in Warwickshire has brought the matter of overriding interests into sharp focus ahead of an important October deadline.
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.
balance national security concerns with the 'overriding public