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"mandatory" in British English

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mandatoryadjective

uk   /ˈmæn.də.tər.i/  us   /ˈmæn.də.tɔːr.i/ formal
Something that is mandatory must be done, or is demanded by law: The minister is calling for mandatory prison sentences for people who assault police officers. Athletes must undergo a mandatory drugs test before competing in the championship. In 1991, the British government made it mandatory to wear rear seat belts in cars.
(Definition of mandatory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mandatory" in American English

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mandatoryadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmæn·dəˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/
made necessary, usually by law or by some other rule: The test includes a mandatory essay question.
(Definition of mandatory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mandatory" in Business English

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mandatoryadjective

uk   /ˈmændətəri/  us   /ˈmændəˌtɔri/
used to describe something that must be done, usually because the law states that it is necessary: He demanded mandatory reporting on environmental issues.mandatory for sb to do sth They would make it mandatory for everyone to have health insurance.
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(Definition of mandatory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mandatory”
in Chinese (Simplified) 强制的, 必须履行的, 法定的…
in Turkish zorunlu, mecburî, kaçınılmaz…
in Russian обязательный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強制的, 必須履行的, 法定的…
in Polish obowiązkowy…
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