Definitions for: Immediate

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Im*me"di*ate, a. [F. imm['e]diat. See In- not, and
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.

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.

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

Antonyms: mediate

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