Associations to the word «Imperative»


IMPERATIVE, adjective. Essential
IMPERATIVE, adjective. (grammar) of, or relating to the imperative mood
IMPERATIVE, adjective. (computing theory) Having a semantics that incorporates mutable variables.
IMPERATIVE, adjective. Expressing a command; authoritatively or absolutely directive.
IMPERATIVE, noun. (uncountable) (grammar) The grammatical mood expressing an order (see jussive). In English, the imperative form of a verb is the same as that of the bare infinitive.
IMPERATIVE, noun. (countable) (grammar) A verb in imperative mood.
IMPERATIVE, noun. (countable) An essential action, a must: something which is imperative.
IMPERATIVE LANGUAGE, noun. (computing) Any programming language that consists (mostly) of a series of commands, typically assigning values to objects; a procedural language.
IMPERATIVE MOOD, noun. (grammar) The grammatical mood expressing an order (see jussive).
IMPERATIVE MOODS, noun. Plural of imperative mood
IMPERATIVE PROGRAMMING, noun. (programming) a programming paradigm that describes the computation in statements

Dictionary definition

IMPERATIVE, noun. A mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior.
IMPERATIVE, noun. Some duty that is essential and urgent.
IMPERATIVE, adjective. Requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative".
IMPERATIVE, adjective. Relating to verbs in the imperative mood.

Wise words

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