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

Definition of overarching

  1. 1 :  forming an arch overhead <an overarching bower> <an overarching bridge>

  2. 2 :  dominating or embracing all else <overarching goals> <overarching ambition> <projects of overarching public benefit — Bob Katz>

Examples of overarching in a sentence

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

1720

First Known Use of overarching

1720


OVERARCHING Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of overarching for English Language Learners

  • : including or influencing every part of something


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