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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
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