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Noun: immediacy  i'mee-dee-u-see
  1. Lack of an intervening or mediating agency
    "the immediacy of television coverage";
    - immediateness
     
  2. Immediate intuitive awareness
    - immediate apprehension
     
  3. The quickness of action or occurrence
    "the immediacy of their response";
    - immediateness, instantaneousness, instancy

Derived forms: immediacies

See also: immediate, mediate

Type of: celerity [archaic], directness, intuition, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness, straightness

Antonym: mediacy

Encyclopedia: Immediacy