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
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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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