overarching

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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.

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First Known Use of overarching

1720


OVERARCHING Defined for English Language Learners

overarching

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Definition of overarching for English Language Learners

  • : including or influencing every part of something


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