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Meaning & Definition of Immediate in English

English

Immediate

/ɪmidiət/

adjective

1. Of the present time and place

  • "The immediate revisions"
    synonym:
  • immediate

2. Very close or connected in space or time

  • "Contiguous events"
  • "Immediate contact"
  • "The immediate vicinity"
  • "The immediate past"
    synonym:
  • contiguous
  • ,
  • immediate

3. Having no intervening medium

  • "An immediate influence"
    synonym:
  • immediate

4. Immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect

  • "The immediate result"
  • "The immediate cause of the trouble"
    synonym:
  • immediate

5. Performed with little or no delay

  • "An immediate reply to my letter"
  • "A prompt reply"
  • "Was quick to respond"
  • "A straightaway denial"
    synonym:
  • immediate
  • ,
  • prompt
  • ,
  • quick
  • ,
  • straightaway

Examples of using

The effect was immediate.
The medicine had an immediate effect.