Definition of overriding in English:

overriding

Line breaks: over|rid¦ing
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈrʌɪdɪŋ
 
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adjective

  • 2 technical Extending or moving over something, especially while remaining in close contact: oceanic lithosphere beneath an overriding continental plate
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    • If the overriding plate is continental, the volcanic arc expresses itself as an extended mountain range such as the Andes of South America.
    • The buoyancy force was calculated from the potential energy difference between the overriding continental plate and the subducting oceanic plate.
    • Secondly, the geometry of rigid crust that makes up the overriding plate, will have a big impact on how stress is transmitted into the sediments that are caught up in the subduction zone.

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