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Adjective: immediate  i'mee-dee-ut
  1. Very close or connected in space or time
    "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity";
    - contiguous
  2. Performed with little or no delay
    "an immediate reply to my letter";
    - prompt, quick, straightaway
  3. Having no intervening medium
    "an immediate influence"
  4. Of the present time and place
    "the immediate revisions"
  5. Immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect
    "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble"

See also: close, direct, fast, immediacy, immediateness, present, proximate, unmediated

Antonym: mediate

Encyclopedia: Immediate