from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. First in priority; more important than all others: Our overriding concern is the eradication of illiteracy.

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  • v. Present participle of override.

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  • adj. having superior power and influence


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  • Franken's side wanted a fast-track schedule because of what it called the overriding public interest in Minnesota seating a second senator.

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  • The two transactions are related to limited-term overriding royalty interests for oil and gas reserves in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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  • The brown colour of the seaweed is due to the brown pigment fucoxanthin overriding the green pigment chlorophyll.

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  • ATPG - News today announced it has sold a $25 million dollar denominated limited term overriding royalty interest in its Gomez Hub.

  • 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.

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  • Frequently the reaching of a critical point of pain is the wake-up call overriding the long held need for secrecy or pretense.

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  • 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!"

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  • I was impressed by how carefully she explained this, and I admired the idea of overriding abstract rules to take care of real people.

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  • Senate moderates played a part in an earlier 79-14 roll call overriding his veto of a water-resources bill.

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