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drivingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ/ us   /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ/
the ability to drive a car, the activity of driving, or the way someone drives: a driving lesson/school She has to do a lot of driving in her job.UK Ashley passed her driving test first time!

drivingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ/ us   /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ/
strong and powerful and therefore causing things to happen: Driving ambition is what most great leaders have in common. She was always the driving force behind the plan.
driving rain/snow
rain or snow that is falling fast and being blown by the wind: Driving snow brought more problems on the roads last night.
(Definition of driving from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
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