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  1. imperative

    • IPA[əmˈperədiv]

    美式

    • 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

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    • 1. an essential or urgent thing free movement of labor was an economic imperative
    • a factor or influence making something necessary the change came about through a financial imperative
    • 2. a verb or phrase in the imperative mood.
    • the imperative mood.
    • n.
      (in Kantian ethics) an unconditional moral obligation which is binding in all circumstances and ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the need to claim and defend a territory: the way people use space, including their seating arrangements and conversational distance, reflects territorial imperative variables of ecological space influence postulations of a territorial imperative

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a moral obligation that applies only if one desires the implicated goal.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      (in Kantian ethics) an unconditional moral obligation which is binding in all circumstances and ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      the need to claim and defend a territory: the way people use space, including their seating arrangements and conversational distance, reflects territorial imperative variables of ecological space influence postulations of a territorial imperative

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ɪmˈpɛrətɪv]

    英式

    • adj.
      of vital importance; crucial: immediate action was imperative it is imperative that standards are maintained
    • n.
      an essential or urgent thing: free movement of labour was an economic imperative

    Oxford Dictionary