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overriding

[ oh-ver-rahy-ding ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈraɪ dɪŋ /
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adjective

taking precedence over all other considerations.

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Origin of overriding

First recorded in 1820–30; override + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for overriding

overriding
/ (ˌəʊvəˈraɪdɪŋ) /

adjective

taking precedence
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Medical definitions for overriding

overriding
[ ō′vər-rīdĭng ]

adj.

First in priority; more important than all others.
Of or relating to a fracture in which the broken ends of the bone slip past each other and are held in the overlap position by contracted muscles.
Of or relating to a fetal head that is palpable above the pubic symphysis because of the disproportion between the size of the fetal head and the size of the maternal pelvis.
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