one of the usually two largest constituents of a construction: The immediate constituents of He ate his dinner are he and ate his dinner; of ate his dinner are ate and his dinner; etc.
a constituent of a linguistic construction at the first step in an analysis; for example, the immediate constituents of a sentence are the subject and the predicate
- Immediate denture
immediate denture n. A complete or partial denture constructed for insertion immediately following the removal of natural teeth.
- Immediate family
noun one’s parents, step-parents, siblings, spouse, children, step-children, foster children, in-laws, sibling in-laws, grandparents, great grandparents, step-great grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews Word Origin means ‘distant place’
- Immediate flap
immediate flap n. See direct flap.
[ih-mee-dee-it-lee] /ɪˈmi di ɪt li/ adverb 1. without lapse of time; without delay; instantly; at once: Please telephone him immediately. 2. with no object or space intervening. 3. closely: immediately in the vicinity. 4. without intervening medium or agent; concerning or affecting directly. conjunction 5. Chiefly British. the moment that; as soon as. /ɪˈmiːdɪətlɪ/ adverb […]