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English definition of “imperial”

imperial

adjective (MEASUREMENT)    /ɪmˈpɪə.ri.əl/ US  /-ˈpɪr.i-/
describes a system of measurement that uses units such as inches, miles, and pints: Imperial units have in many cases been replaced by metric ones in Britain. → Compare metricMeasurements in general
(Definition of imperial adjective (MEASUREMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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