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Definition 1: having no intervening medium - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • an immediate influence

(immediate is similar to ...) having no intervening persons, agents, conditions

"in direct sunlight" "in direct contact with the voters" "direct exposure to the disease" "a direct link" "the direct cause of the accident" "direct vote"

(... are attributes of immediate) lack of an intervening or mediating agency

"the immediacy of television coverage"

Definition 2: very close or connected in space or time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • contiguous events
  • immediate contact
  • the immediate vicinity
  • the immediate past

Synonyms for immediate in the sense of this definition

(immediate is similar to ...) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

"close to noon" "how close are we to town?" "a close formation of ships"

Definition 3: performed with little or no delay - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an immediate reply to my letter
  • a prompt reply
  • was quick to respond
  • a straightaway denial

Synonyms for immediate in the sense of this definition

(immediate is similar to ...) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

"fast film" "on the fast track in school" "set a fast pace" "a fast car"

Definition 4: of the present time and place - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the immediate revisions

(immediate is similar to ...) temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration

"the present leader" "articles for present use" "the present topic" "the present system" "present observations"

Definition 5: immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the immediate result
  • the immediate cause of the trouble

(immediate is similar to ...) closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects

"news of his proximate arrival" "interest in proximate rather than ultimate goals"

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