Meaning of “driving” in the English Dictionary

"driving" in English

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drivingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ/ us /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ/

drivingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ/ us /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ/

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

"driving" in American English

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drivingadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈdrɑɪ·vɪŋ/

happening with great power or force:

They arrived in a driving rainstorm.
driving force

A driving force is the person or thing that is most important in making something happen:

He was the driving force behind the new ballet company.

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