Meaning of “commanding” in the English Dictionary

"commanding" in British English

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uk /kəˈmɑːn.dɪŋ/ us /kəˈmæn.dɪŋ/
a commanding position/view formal

a position or view from which a lot of land can be seen:

The house occupies a commanding position at the top of the valley.

(Definition of “commanding” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commanding" in American English

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us /kəˈmæn·dɪŋ/

having a position of authority or control:

Her commanding officer said her performance was excellent.

A commanding voice or manner is one that seems to have authority and therefore gets your attention.

(Definition of “commanding” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)