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 for Overriding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Override \O`ver*ride"\, v. t. [imp. Overrode; p. p.
     Overridden, Overrode, Overrid; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Overriding.] [AS. offer[imac]dan.]
     1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.
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              The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart.
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     2. To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; to
        nullify; as, one law overrides another; to override a
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     3. Hence: To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may
        override the decision of a subordinate.
     4. To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot
        overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of
        the airplane.
     5. To ride beyond; to pass; to outride. [Obs.]
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              I overrode him on the way.            --Shak.
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     6. To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having superior power and influence; "the predominant
             mood among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: overriding,
             paramount, predominant, predominate,
             preponderant, preponderating]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "overriding":
     all-absorbing, capital, cardinal, chief, compelling, controlling,
     dominant, dominating, foremost, highest, leading, main, master,
     overruling, overwhelming, paramount, pivotal, predominant,
     predominating, preeminent, premier, preponderant, prevailing,
     primary, prime, principal, ranking, ruling, supreme, topmost,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

      Redefining in a child class a method or
     function member defined in a parent class.
     Not to be confused with "{overloading".

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