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immediate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'immediate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Immediate [ a.]
- Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact.
- Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant.
- 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.

Meaning of 'immediate' (Princeton's WordNet)

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