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imperative
used in Do You Speak American?

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Definition
essential and urgent

or more rarely:   (in grammar) a sentence that expresses a command or request
  • What pressures will come to bear on American English to accommodate technology and the business imperatives behind it?
    Introduction (73% in)

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