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English definition of “express”


adjective (CLEAR)   /ɪkˈspres/
clearly and intentionally stated: It was her express wish that art collection be given to the university’s museum.
(Definition of express adjective (CLEAR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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