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Definition of driving adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1strong and powerful; having a strong influence in making something happen Who was the driving force (= the person with the strongest influence) in the band? She only got where she is today through hard work and a driving ambition.
  2. 2(of rain, snow, etc.) falling very fast and at an angle a day of strong winds and driving rain
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: driving