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Meaning of IMMEDIATE

Pronunciation:  i'meedeeit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"
  2. [adj]  having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence"
  3. [adj]  performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
  4. [adj]  immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect; "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble"
  5. [adj]  of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions"
 

IMMEDIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: close, contiguous, direct, fast, present(a), prompt, proximate, quick, straightaway, unmediated
 
 Antonyms: mediate
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*me"di*ate\, a. [F. imm['e]diat. See {In-} not, and
{Mediate}.]
1. Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening;
   proximate; close; as, immediate contact.

         You are the most immediate to our throne. --Shak.

2. Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant.
   ``Assemble we immediate council.'' --Shak.

         Death . . . not yet inflicted, as he feared, By some
         immediate stroke.                     --Milton.

3. Acting with nothing interposed or between, or without the
   intervention of another object as a cause, means, or
   agency; acting, perceived, or produced, directly; as, an
   immediate cause.

         The immediate knowledge of the past is therefore
         impossible.                           --Sir. W.
                                               Hamilton.

{Immediate amputation} (Surg.), an amputation performed
   within the first few hours after an injury, and before the
   the effects of the shock have passed away.

Syn: Proximate; close; direct; next.

 
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