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Definition 1: the quickness of action or occurrence - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where immediacy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the immediacy of their response
  • the instancy of modern communication

Synonyms for immediacy in the sense of this definition

(immediacy is a kind of ...) a rate that is rapid

Definition 2: lack of an intervening or mediating agency - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where immediacy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the immediacy of television coverage

Synonyms for immediacy in the sense of this definition

(immediacy is a kind of ...) trueness of course toward a goal

"rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"

(... are attributes of immediacy) having no intervening medium

"an immediate influence"

(... are attributes of immediacy) acting through or dependent on an intervening agency

"the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"

Definition 3: immediate intuitive awareness - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for immediacy in the sense of this definition

(immediacy is a kind of ...) instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)

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