Definition of overriding adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

overriding

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪdɪŋ//
 
[only before noun]
 
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more important than anything else in a particular situation the overriding factor/consideration/concern Their overriding aim was to keep costs low. Time was of overriding importance.
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