Definition of vital

1. Relating to, or characteristic of life.
Vital energies; vital functions; vital actions
2. Necessary to the continuation of life; being the seat of life; being that on which life depends.
The brain is a vital organ.
3. Invigorating or life-giving.
4. Necessary to continued existence.
The transition to farming was vital for the creation of civilisation.
5. Relating to the recording of life events.
Birth, marriage and death certificates are vital records.
6. Very important.
It is vital that you don't forget to do your homework.
7. Containing life; living.
8. Capable of living; in a state to live; viable.
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Barack Obama reiterated that military cooperation was vital in dealing with North Korea.
(Source: Voice of America)
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Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital.
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Every moment was of vital importance.
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I emphasized to Human Resources my expectation that in the future all staff be made aware of the vital importance of diversity and inclusion among all employees in the workplace.
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Today, the strong partnership between our two countries is more vital than ever.
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When there is so much work to be done, we remember the vital work of humanitarians and what we can all do to be humanitarians.
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The ocean itself is vital to life – not just for island nations, but for people around the world.
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It is not just a question of sending people, though it is vital to send people.
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Desnoyers' eyes caressed the vital volume apparent beneath her long mourning veil. Again he thought of Julio, without taking into account the flight of time.
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Caring for tyres (or wheels) is vital for those car trips during the summer, which at times may be long.
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