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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverridingo‧ver‧rid‧ing /ˌəʊvəˈraɪdɪŋ◂ $ ˌoʊ-/ adjective [only before noun]  IMPORTANTmore important than anything else a question of overriding importance Their overriding concern is with efficient crime control.
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overridingan overriding concern about safetyThus, during these years, the overriding concern of the government in office was parliamentary survival and electoral prospects.an overriding concern to secure business efficiency.This is not, however, to suggest that assessment considerations should be the overriding factor in the development of qualifications.Unless there was some overriding issue of national security, Lord Young should have acknowledged that and published.The overriding need here is to end the civil war.On 8 April 1962, when ninety percent of metropolitan voters approved the Evian Accords, that overriding objective was finally achieved.Ellis, according to his successor Beto, had two overriding overt concerns.Our overriding priority is to provide our shareholders with a satisfactory financial return on their investment.The overriding priority, therefore, was to ensure that the structure of the Party should guarantee its ideological purity.The overriding theme of the conference is the need to reduce Third World debt.Strangely enough, sport is not the overriding tradition of the West Indies.
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