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im·pe·ra·tor

 (ĭm′pə-rä′tôr′, -tər)
n.
1. An army commander in the Roman Republic.
2. The supreme power of the Roman emperor.
3. The head of state and supreme commander in the Roman Empire, in whose name all victories were won.

[Latin imperātōr; see emperor.]

im·per′a·to′ri·al (ĭm-pĕr′ə-tôr′ē-əl) adj.

imperator

(ˌɪmpəˈrɑːtɔː)
n
1. (Historical Terms)
a. (in imperial Rome) a title of the emperor
b. (in republican Rome) a temporary title of honour bestowed upon a victorious general
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a less common word for emperor
[C16: from Latin: commander, from imperāre to command]
imperatorial adj
imˌperaˈtorially adv
ˌimpeˈratorˌship n

im•pe•ra•tor

(ˌɪm pəˈrɑ tər, -ˈrɑ tɔr, -ˈreɪ tər)

n.
1. (in imperial Rome) emperor.
2. (in republican Rome) a temporary title accorded a victorious general.
[1570–80; < Latin imperātor; see emperor]
im•per•a•to•ri•al (ɪmˌpɛr əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
im•per`a•to′ri•al•ly, adv.
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Imperators may bear smaller quantities of viable seed if they receive, for example, only 60 to 80 percent of the water that they need, instead of 100 percent of their estimated requirement.
Steiner said the 3-year study revealed important differences in the water requirements of the two leading types of commercially grown carrots, Nantes and Imperator.
American farmers and consumers favor the tapered Imperator carrots.
When Nantes and Imperator are grown for seed in a hot, dry climate like the research team's central California study site, they need about 22 to 25 inches of water from the time they are planted until seed from the almost-white, umbrella-shaped king umbel - the uppermost flower cluster atop the seed stalk - and lesser umbels beneath it matures.