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English definition of “overriding”

overriding

adjective [before noun]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪ.dɪŋ/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
more important than anything else: The government's overriding concern is to reduce inflation.Very important or urgent
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