overriding Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"overriding" in British English

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overridingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪ.dɪŋ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
more ​important than anything ​else: The government's overriding concern is to ​reduceinflation.

overridingnoun [U]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪ.dɪŋ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ UK
travelling on ​publictransportfurther than ​yourticketallows you to: There is a ​penalty for overriding.
(Definition of overriding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overridingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈrɑɪ·dɪŋ/
most ​important; ​main: The government’s overriding ​concern is to ​reduceinflation.
(Definition of overriding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overriding”
in Chinese (Simplified) 最重要的,首要的, 压倒一切的…
in Turkish başlıca, en önde/başta gelen…
in Russian важнейший, решающий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最重要的,首要的, 壓倒一切的…
in Polish nadrzędny…
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