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  1. imperative

    • IPA[ɪmˈpɛrətɪv]

    英式

    • adj.
      of vital importance; crucial;giving an authoritative command; peremptory
    • n.
      an essential or urgent thing;a factor or influence making something necessary
    • noun: imperative, plural noun: imperatives

    • 釋義

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    名詞

    • 1. an essential or urgent thing free movement of labour was an economic imperative
    • a factor or influence making something necessary the biological imperatives which guide male and female behaviour
    • 2. a verb or phrase in the imperative mood.
    • the imperative mood.