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overarching

[ oh-ver-ahr-ching ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈɑr tʃɪŋ /
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adjective
forming an arch above: great trees with overarching branches.
encompassing or overshadowing everything: The community's overarching needs are more jobs and better housing.
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Origin of overarching

First recorded in 1710–20; overarch + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for overarching

overarching
/ (ˌəʊvərˈɑːtʃɪŋ) /

adjective
overall; all-encompassingan overarching concept
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