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overriding

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪ.dɪŋ/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
more important than anything else: The government's overriding concern is to reduce inflation.

overriding

noun [U] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪ.dɪŋ/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
travelling on public transport further than your ticket allows you to: There is a penalty for overriding.
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