American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. First in priority; more important than all others: Our overriding concern is the eradication of illiteracy.
- v. present participle of override.
- adj. having superior power and influence
“Franken's side wanted a fast-track schedule because of what it called the overriding public interest in Minnesota seating a second senator.”
“The two transactions are related to limited-term overriding royalty interests for oil and gas reserves in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.”
“The brown colour of the seaweed is due to the brown pigment fucoxanthin overriding the green pigment chlorophyll.”
“The Company acquired a limited term overriding royalty interest in certain oil and gas producing properties operated by ATP for $15.0 million.”
“Through its wholly owned subsidiary Independent Producer Finance the company also provides financing to small oil and gas producers by purchasing term overriding royalty interests in their properties.”
“Frequently the reaching of a critical point of pain is the wake-up call overriding the long held need for secrecy or pretense.”
“I liked the idea of overriding old programming that said, "You can't do it," "You're not good enough," and "You're just a girl," with "I can do it!”
“I was impressed by how carefully she explained this, and I admired the idea of overriding abstract rules to take care of real people.”
“Senate moderates played a part in an earlier 79-14 roll call overriding his veto of a water-resources bill.”
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