of the present time and place
"the immediate revisions"
very close or connected in space or time
"contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"
having no intervening medium
"an immediate influence"
immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect
"the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble"
immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway(adj)
performed with little or no delay
"an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
happening right away, instantly, with no delay
People these days expect immediate results when they click on a link.
Very close; direct or adjacent.
Origin: From immediat, from immediatus, from in + mediatus, past participle of medio, from medius
not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact
not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant
acting with nothing interposed or between, or without the intervention of another object as a cause, means, or agency; acting, perceived, or produced, directly; as, an immediate cause
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-mē′di-āt, adj. with nothing between two objects: not acting by second causes: direct: present: without delay.—n. Immē′diacy (Shak.), immediate or independent power.—adv. Immē′diātely.—ns. Immē′diāteness; Immē′diatism.
In the present moment.
Some things in life require an immediate action or response.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1655
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3388
Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Adjectives Frequency: #214
The numerical value of immediate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of immediate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In military conflicts, information flows are very immediate, and they become yesterday's news very quickly.
Hanford workers face a very real and immediate health risk, I want these protections now and I want them for the duration.
That the justice system provided an avenue for an immediate release to freedom for Mr. Elmore that was previously not available to him is more justice than injustice.
Earlier this week, AQAP released a video announcing that Luke would be murdered within 72 hours. Along with other information, there was a compelling indication that Luke's life was in immediate danger.
The immediate impact, the immediate benefit to doctors is that we are replacing the bulky CTG machines which are heavy and connected to the wall with the light weight mobility and continuous monitoring.
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- immediat, pròximCatalan, Valencian
- bezprostřední, okamžitýCzech
- tæt, øjeblikkeligDanish
- unmittelbar, immediat, sofortigGerman
- آنی (بلافاصله), نزدیکPersian
- välitön, lähi-Finnish
- immédiat, procheFrench
- gradScottish Gaelic
- immediato, prossimo, diretto, strettoItalian
- direct, onmiddellijkDutch
- бли́зкий, ближа́йший, окре́стный, неме́дленныйRussian
- omedelbar, ögonblickligSwedish
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