What does immediate mean?

Definitions for immediate
ɪˈmi di ɪtim·me·di·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immediate(adj)

    of the present time and place

    "the immediate revisions"

  2. contiguous, immediate(adj)

    very close or connected in space or time

    "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"

  3. immediate(adj)

    having no intervening medium

    "an immediate influence"

  4. immediate(adj)

    immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect

    "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble"

  5. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. immediate(Adjective)

    happening right away, instantly, with no delay

    People these days expect immediate results when they click on a link.

    Etymology: From immediat, from immediatus, from in + mediatus, past participle of medio, from medius

  2. immediate(Adjective)

    Very close; direct or adjacent.

    Etymology: From immediat, from immediatus, from in + mediatus, past participle of medio, from medius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immediate(adj)

    not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact

  2. Immediate(adj)

    not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant

  3. Immediate(adj)

    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

  1. Immediate

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1655

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3388

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Adjectives Frequency: #214

How to pronounce immediate?

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How to say immediate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immediate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immediate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of immediate in a Sentence

  1. Henry Stern:

    Teachers are the original job creators. The teaching profession is critical to California’s economic success and impacts every vocation and profession in the state, sB 807 addresses the immediate teacher shortage and sends a loud and clear message across the state and nation : California values teachers. We will help train you and we want you to stay in the classroom.

  2. Ryan Mauro:

    The barbaric acts committed by ISIS make the majority of Muslims and Arabs hate them and what they stand for, but ISIS isn’t concerned with expanding their appeal -- they have millions and millions of supporters. Their immediate objective is to get the radical minority to actually pick up a gun and come join them.

  3. David McQueen:

    After years of complacency in the smartphone market, waiting for some design innovation, there is little doubt that foldable smartphones are set to become the next technology innovation trend, despite the obvious and immediate issues with getting them to market -- notably high barriers to entry, extreme hardware innovation, seamless user experiences and current eye-wateringly high prices -- foldable displays are set to become an important form factor in future product portfolios bringing much needed innovation into device design.

  4. Ian Lavery:

    For the sake of the country, Theresa May needs to go, and we need an immediate general election.

  5. Dan Caldwell:

    We do not believe we need to withdraw completely from the world or ignore the Middle East entirely, but longer-term, large-scale interventions are counterproductive and are not making us safer, we can deal with immediate and clear threats as they emerge.

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