[ih-mee-dee-it-lee] /ɪˈmi di ɪt li/
without lapse of time; without delay; instantly; at once:
Please telephone him immediately.
with no object or space intervening.
immediately in the vicinity.
without intervening medium or agent; concerning or affecting directly.
Chiefly British. the moment that; as soon as.
without delay or intervention; at once; instantly: it happened immediately
very closely or directly: this immediately concerns you
near or close by: he’s somewhere immediately in this area
(subordinating) (mainly Brit) at the same time as; as soon as: immediately he opened the door, there was a gust of wind
“without intervening time or space,” early 15c., from immediate + -ly (2).
- Immediate percussion
immediate percussion n. Percussion performed directly with the finger or a plexor, without the intervention of another finger or pleximeter. Also called direct percussion.
- Immediate reaction
immediate reaction n. An allergic or immune response that begins within a period lasting from a few minutes to about an hour after exposure to an antigen to which the individual has been sensitized.
- Immediate transfusion
immediate transfusion n. See direct transfusion.
- Immediate version