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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.
Translations of “overriding”
in Chinese (Traditional) 最重要的,首要的, 壓倒一切的…
in Russian важнейший, решающий…
in Turkish başlıca, en önde/başta gelen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最重要的,首要的, 压倒一切的…
in Polish nadrzędny…
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