(rare) (of birds) lacking true functional wings or feathers
1. . 1. imperative 2. imperatively
[im-per-uh-tahy-vuh l] /ɪmˌpɛr əˈtaɪ vəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the grammatical .
[im-per-uh-tiv] /ɪmˈpɛr ə tɪv/ adjective 1. absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable: It is imperative that we leave. 2. of the nature of or expressing a command; commanding. 3. Grammar. noting or pertaining to the mood of the verb used in commands, requests, etc., as in Listen! Go! Compare (def 2), (def 1). noun 4. a […]
- Imperative language
language Any programming language that specifies explicit manipulation of the state of the computer system, not to be confused with a procedural language, which specifies an explicit sequence of steps to perform. An example of an imperative (but non-procedural) language is a data manipulation language for a relational database management system. This specifies changes to […]