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We found 39 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word imperative:
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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. imperative, the imperative: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. imperative, the imperative: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. imperative: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. imperative: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. imperative: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. imperative, imperative: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Imperative, imperative: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. imperative: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. imperative: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. imperative: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. imperative: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. imperative: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. imperative: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. imperative: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. imperative: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. imperative: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. imperative: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Imperative (film), Imperative: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Imperative: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. imperative: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. imperative: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. Imperative: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. imperative: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. imperative: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. imperative: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. imperative: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. imperative: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  28. imperative: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Imperative: Lexicon of Linguistics [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. imperative: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  2. imperative: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. imperative: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. Imperative (programming), imperative: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. imperative: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. imperative: A Brief Critical Dictionary of Education [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. imperative: FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. IMperative: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (imperative)

noun:  some duty that is essential and urgent
noun:  a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
adjective:  relating to verbs in the imperative mood
adjective:  requiring attention or action ("As nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative")

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