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ultimatumnoun [C]

 us   /ˌʌl·təˈmeɪ·t̬əm/
a ​demand that a ​person or ​group do something to ​avoid something ​unpleasant: The ​workers got an ultimatum – go back to ​work or ​facedismissal.
(Definition of ultimatum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"ultimatum" in British English

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ultimatumnoun [C]

uk   /ˌʌl.tɪˈmeɪ.təm/  us   /-t̬əˈmeɪ.t̬əm/ (plural ultimatums or ultimata )
a ​threat in which a ​person or ​group of ​people are ​warned that if they do not do a ​particular thing, something ​unpleasant will ​happen to them. It is usually the last and most ​extreme in a ​series of ​actions taken to ​bring about a ​particularresult: He gave her an ultimatum - she could either ​stopseeing Peter and come back to him or it was ​divorce. On ​Wednesdaynight the UN issueditstoughest ultimatum to ​date, ​demanding that all ​troopswithdraw from the ​city.
(Definition of ultimatum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ultimatum" in Business English

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ultimatumnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌʌltɪˈmeɪtəm/
a ​warning, usually the last and most threatening one in a ​series, in which someone is told that if they take a particular ​action, something unpleasant will ​happen to them: issue/deliver/give an ultimatum The ​chairman has ​issued an ultimatum: ​sort out the problems, or the ​expansion will not take ​place. Should I give him some ​kind of ultimatum to encourage him to ​retire?
(Definition of ultimatum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ultimatum”
in Spanish ultimátum…
in Vietnamese tối hậu thư…
in Malaysian kata dua…
in Thai คำขาด, คำสั่งสุดท้าย, คำเตือนครั้งสุดท้าย…
in French ultimatum…
in German das Ultimatum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最后通牒…
in Turkish ültimatom, emir…
in Russian ультиматум…
in Indonesian ultimatum…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最後通牒…
in Polish ultimatum…
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