immediacy


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im·me·di·a·cy

 (ĭ-mē′dē-ə-sē)
n. pl. im·me·di·a·cies
1. The condition or quality of being immediate.
2. Lack of an intervening or mediating agency; directness: the immediacy of live television coverage.
3. Something immediate, as in importance.

im•me•di•a•cy

(ɪˈmi di ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state, condition, or quality of being immediate.
2. an immediate need.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immediacy - lack of an intervening or mediating agency; "the immediacy of television coverage"
directness, straightness - trueness of course toward a goal; "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"
mediacy, mediateness - the quality of being mediate
2.immediacy - immediate intuitive awareness
intuition - instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
3.immediacy - the quickness of action or occurrence; "the immediacy of their response"; "the instancy of modern communication"
celerity, rapidity, rapidness, speediness, quickness - a rate that is rapid
Translations

immediacy

[ɪˈmiːdɪəsɪ] N [of text, image, style] → inmediatez f; (= urgency) [of task] → urgencia f

immediacy

[ɪˈmiːdiəsi] n
[events] → immédiateté f
It is the immediacy of events which makes television so popular → C'est l'immédiateté de l'événement qui rend la télévision si populaire.
[crisis] → imminence f

immediacy

nUnmittelbarkeit f, → Direktheit f; (= urgency)Dringlichkeit f

immediacy

[ɪˈmiːdɪəsɪ] nimmediatezza
References in classic literature ?
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As he took her program and skirmished and joked after the way of young men, she realized the immediacy of delight she had taken in him.
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He infected Smallways with a sense of the immediacy of this battle that was going on just over the curve of the earth.
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The identity of the injured could not be ascertained immediacy. The body and injured were shifted to Taluka Hospital Golarchi for medico-legal formalities and treatment, respectively
In doing so it uses the distinction between immediacy and hypermediacy--two types of representations based on the transparency of the medium.
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Thomas and the paradox of mediation and intentionality; re-approaching immediacy; and efficacious prayer, suffering and self-preservation.