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express

adjective [only before noun]
 
 
/ɪkˈspres/
COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORT sent using a service that sends packages and letters faster than is possible with the usual method: Did she send it by express mail? I have an express package for you.
existing for the purpose of doing something quickly: If you have bags to check, you can do it curbside or at the express check-in.
TRANSPORT able to travel at a high speed and not stopping often : express buses
LAW clearly stated and agreed, often as a part of a contract: All payments were made with the express approval of both governments. He will be the main witness at hearings, called for the express purpose of spotlighting his views on climate change. →  Compare implied →  See also express condition , express contract , express term
Translations of “express”
in Spanish expreso, explícito…
in French explicite…
in German ausdrücklich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快的, 快速的, 快遞的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快的, 快速的, 快递的…
(Definition of express adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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