What does immediate mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immediateadjective

    of the present time and place

    "the immediate revisions"

  2. contiguous, immediateadjective

    very close or connected in space or time

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

  3. immediateadjective

    having no intervening medium

    "an immediate influence"

  4. immediateadjective

    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, straightawayadjective

    performed with little or no delay

    "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"

Wiktionary

  1. immediateadjective

    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. immediateadjective

    Very close; direct or adjacent.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immediateadjective

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

  2. Immediateadjective

    not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant

  3. Immediateadjective

    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

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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. Joy Lee:

    The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time and requires bold and immediate action, which is why House Democrats have presented the most ambitious, impactful and forward-looking climate response in Congressional history.

  2. Amy Klobuchar:

    Walter Mondale taught me that leadership isn’t all about giving soaring speeches and punchy sound bites – but actually getting things done for people, he always saw his responsibility as an elected leader as bigger than the immediate challenge at any given moment. His broader mission was helping to prepare a new generation of leaders for the next big decision that needed to be made.

  3. Steward Bank:

    To assist in effective allocation of foreign currency reserves at this critical time, we would like to advise that with immediate effect, the bank has suspended DStv (digital satellite television) payments for all account classes (except premium).

  4. Katie Vines:

    The value of something not happening is very difficult to monetize, and so you have to create projects and programs whereby there are immediate as well as long-term benefits.

  5. Emily Grey:

    It was immediately different, not only because of the attention around it, but there was this immediate public discourse and, seeing the victims actually be active, I thought,' This is going to be at school tomorrow.' And every teacher was probably thinking,' I'm going to have to have these conversations.'.

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