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[ih-mee-dee-it] /ɪˈmi di ɪt/

occurring or accomplished without delay; instant:
an immediate reply.
following or preceding without a lapse of time:
the immediate future.
having no object or space intervening; nearest or next:
in the immediate vicinity.
of or relating to the present time or moment:
our immediate plans.
without intervening medium or agent; direct:
an immediate cause.
having a direct bearing:
immediate consideration.
very close in relationship:
my immediate family.
Philosophy. directly intuited.
adjective (usually prenominal)
taking place or accomplished without delay: an immediate reaction
closest or most direct in effect or relationship: the immediate cause of his downfall
having no intervening medium; direct in effect: an immediate influence
contiguous in space, time, or relationship: our immediate neighbour
present; current: the immediate problem is food
(philosophy) of or relating to an object or concept that is directly known or intuited
(logic) (of an inference) deriving its conclusion from a single premise, esp by conversion or obversion of a categorial statement

late 14c., “intervening, interposed;” early 15c., “with nothing interposed; direct,” also with reference to time, from Old French immediat, from Late Latin immediatus “without anything between,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + mediatus, past participle of mediare “to halve,” later, “be in the middle,” from Latin medius “middle” (see medial (adj.)).


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