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overarching

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adjective over·arch·ing \ˌō-vər-ˈär-chiŋ\

Simple Definition of overarching

  • : including or influencing every part of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overarching

  1. 1 :  forming an arch overhead

  2. 2 :  dominating or embracing all else <overarching goals>

Examples of overarching in a sentence

  1. Computer downtime is an overarching problem in all departments.



1720

First Known Use of overarching

1720


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