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com·pul·so·ry  (km-pls-r)
1. Obligatory; required: a compulsory examination.
2. Employing or exerting compulsion; coercive.
n. pl. com·pul·so·ries Sports
An element, such as a dive or school figure, required of all competitors in an athletic competition. Often used in the plural.

com·pulso·ri·ly adv.
com·pulso·ri·ness n.

compulsory  /kmplsri/  adj. related to s.t. that must be done, (syn.) required: It is compulsory for children to attend school until the age of 16 in the USA. compulsory

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