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"imperial" in British English

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imperialadjective

uk   /ɪmˈpɪə.ri.əl/  us   /ɪmˈpɪr.i.əl/
  • imperial adjective (EMPIRE)

belonging or ​relating to an empire or the ​person or ​country that ​rules it: Imperial ​China Britain's imperial past the Imperial ​palace imperial ​grandeur

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(Definition of imperial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"imperial" in American English

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imperialadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪmˈpɪər·i·əl/ usually disapproving
relating to a ​government or ​country that ​controls or ​rules other ​countries: imperial ​expansion of American ​power the imperial ​tradition of Britain
(Definition of imperial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"imperial" in Business English

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imperialadjective

uk   us   /ɪmˈpɪəriəl/ MEASURES
used to describe a UK ​system of ​measurement that uses ​units such as inches, ounces, and pints: Suppliers will be told to ​changelabels to imperial and ​metric on pre-packed ​foods.
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