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English definition of “overarching”

overarching

adjective [before noun]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈrɑː.tʃɪŋ/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈɑːr-/ formal
most important, because of including or affecting all other areas: a grand overarching strategy The overarching theme of the election campaign was tax cuts.Very important or urgent
(Definition of overarching adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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