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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition or quality of being immediate.
  • n. Lack of an intervening or mediating agency; directness: the immediacy of live television coverage.
  • n. Something immediate, as in importance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the quality of being immediate, of happening right away
  • n. lack of mediation
  • n. immediate awareness or apprehension

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The relation of freedom from the interventionof a medium; immediateness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being immediate.
  • n. Direct relation or connection; freedom from any intervening medium.
  • n. Specifically, the condition of being in direct relation with a head or chief; the feudal rank next to that of the suzerain.
  • n. In metaphysics, direct presence; spontaneous existence, not dependent on anything; absolute or non-relative being.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. immediate intuitive awareness
  • n. lack of an intervening or mediating agency
  • n. the quickness of action or occurrence

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