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im·me·di·ate

 (ĭ-mē′dē-ĭt)
adj.
1. Occurring at once; happening without delay: needed immediate treatment for the injuries.
2.
a. Of or near the present time: in the immediate future.
b. Of or relating to the present time and place; current: "It is probable that, apart from the most immediate, pragmatic, technical revisions, the writer's effort to detach himself from his work is quixotic" (Joyce Carol Oates).
3. Close at hand; near: in the immediate vicinity. See Synonyms at close.
4. Next in line or relation: is an immediate successor to the president of the company.
5. Acting or occurring without the interposition of another agency or object; direct: an immediate cause.

[Middle English immediat, from Old French, from Late Latin immediātus : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin mediātus, past participle of mediāre, to be in the middle; see mediate.]

im·me′di·ate·ness n.

immediate

(ɪˈmiːdɪət)
adj (usually prenominal)
1. taking place or accomplished without delay: an immediate reaction.
2. closest or most direct in effect or relationship: the immediate cause of his downfall.
3. having no intervening medium; direct in effect: an immediate influence.
4. contiguous in space, time, or relationship: our immediate neighbour.
5. present; current: the immediate problem is food.
6. (Philosophy) philosophy of or relating to an object or concept that is directly known or intuited
7. (Logic) logic (of an inference) deriving its conclusion from a single premise, esp by conversion or obversion of a categorial statement
[C16: from Medieval Latin immediātus, from Latin im- (not) + mediāre to be in the middle; see mediate]
imˈmediacy, imˈmediateness n

im•me•di•ate

(ɪˈmi di ɪt)

adj.
1. occurring or accomplished without delay; instant: an immediate reply.
2. following or preceding without a lapse of time.
3. having no object or space intervening: in the immediate vicinity.
4. of or pertaining to the present time: our immediate plans.
5. without intervening medium or agent; direct: an immediate cause.
6. having a direct bearing: immediate considerations.
7. very close in relationship: my immediate family.
[1525–35; < Medieval Latin immediātus. See im-2, mediate (adj.)]
im•me′di•ate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.immediate - of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions"
present - 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"
2.immediate - very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"
close - 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"
3.immediate - having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence"
mediate - acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
4.immediate - immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect; "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble"
proximate - 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"
5.immediate - performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
fast - 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"

immediate

adjective
1. instant, prompt, instantaneous, quick, on-the-spot, split-second My immediate reaction was one of digust.
instant late, later, delayed, postponed, slow, leisurely, tardy
2. current, present, pressing, existing, actual, urgent, on hand, extant The immediate problem is not lack of food, but transportation.
3. nearest, next, direct, close, near, adjacent, contiguous, proximate I was seated at his immediate left.
nearest far, remote, distant
4. intimate, close The presence of his immediate family is having a calming influence.
5. recent, just gone jobs and success, which we haven't enjoyed in the immediate past

immediate

adjective
1. Occurring at once:
2. Not far from another in space, time, or relation:
3. Marked by the absence of any intervention:
Translations
فَوْريمُبَاشِرمُباشِرمُباشِر، قَريب جدا
okamžitýbezprostřednípřímý
øjeblikkeligomgåendeumiddelbar
välitönlähi-
neposredan
milliliîalaus, sem kemur strax á eftirnæstur, nálægurtafarlaus
早速の
즉시즉시의
kai tiknedelsiamasnetiesioginistuojau pat
neatliekamstūlītējstuvākaistuvējais
bezprostredný
takojšen
omedelbar
ทันที
lập tức

immediate

[ɪˈmiːdɪət] ADJ
1. (= instant) [decision, answer, reaction] → inmediato
immediate access (Comput) → entrada f inmediata
to take immediate actionactuar inmediatamente or de inmediato
for immediate deliverypara entrega inmediata
these changes will take place with immediate effectestos cambios tendrán lugar con un efecto inmediato
2. (= urgent) [needs, problem] → urgente, apremiante; [danger, threat, crisis, task] → inmediato
my immediate concern was for MaxMax era mi primera preocupación
the immediate needs of the refugeeslas necesidades urgentes or apremiantes de los refugiados
what are your immediate plans?¿cuáles son tus planes más inmediatos?
3. (= near) [future, cause] → inmediato; [predecessor, successor] → más inmediato
my immediate familymi familia más cercana
in the immediate futureen el futuro inmediato
my immediate neighboursmis vecinos de al lado
to the immediate north/southdirectamente al norte/sur
in the immediate vicinityen las inmediaciones, en los alrededores

immediate

[ɪˈmiːdiət] adj
(= instantaneous) [impact, response, effect] → immédiat(e)
(= first) [reaction] → immédiat(e)
(= foremost) [problem, need] → immédiat(e)
(= next) [superior, boss] → immédiat(e)
his immediate superior → son supérieur immédiat
[future] → immédiat(e)
in the immediate future → dans le futur immédiat
for the immediate future → pour l'instant
They will be staying with us for the immediate future until things are sorted out → Ils vont rester avec nous pour l'instant, jusqu'à ce que les choses soient réglées.
[plan] → immédiat(e)
He said his immediate plans were "to relax with friends" → Il a déclaré que ses projets immédiats étaient de "se détendre entre amis".
to have no immediate plans to do sth → ne pas projeter de faire qch dans l'immédiat
She has no immediate plans to return → Elle ne projette pas de rentrer dans l'immédiat.
(= imminent) [threat, danger] → immédiat(e)
[concern] → dans l'immédiat
Her condition was not a cause for immediate concern → Son état ne suscitait aucune inquiétude dans l'immédiat.
(= close) [family] → proche; [vicinity, neighbourhood] → immédiat(e)
only their immediate family → seulement leur famille proche
in the immediate vicinity → dans le voisinage immédiat

immediate

adj
knowledge, future, object, danger, threat, need, neighbourunmittelbar; vicinity, neighbourhoodunmittelbar, nächste(r, s); cause, impact, successordirekt, unmittelbar; only the immediate family were invitednur die engste Familie wurde eingeladen; in the immediate aftermath of the warunmittelbar nach dem Krieg; our immediate plan is to go to Francewir fahren zuerst einmal nach Frankreich; he has no immediate plans to retireer hat derzeit or im Moment nicht die Absicht, sich zur Ruhe zu setzen
(= instant) reply, reactionsofortig, umgehend, prompt; thought, conclusionunmittelbar; accessdirekt; to take immediate actionsofort handeln; with immediate effectmit sofortiger Wirkung; to come into immediate effectsofort in Kraft treten; this had the immediate effect of …das hatte prompt zur Folge, dass …; for immediate deliveryzur sofortigen Lieferung; the matter requires your immediate attentiondie Sache bedarf sofort Ihrer Aufmerksamkeit
(= most urgent) problem, concerndringendste(r, s); my immediate concern was for the childrenmein erster Gedanke galt den Kindern

immediate

[ɪˈmiːdɪət] adj (decision, answer, reaction) → immediato/a; (need, problem) → impellente, immediato/a; (neighbour) → della casa accanto
in the immediate area → nelle immediate vicinanze
in the immediate future → nell'immediato futuro
to take immediate action → prendere immediati provvedimenti

immediate

(iˈmiːdiət) adjective
1. happening at once and without delay. an immediate response.
2. without anyone etc coming between. His immediate successor was Bill Jones.
3. close. our immediate surroundings.
imˈmediately adverb
at once. He answered immediately.
conjunction
as soon as. You may leave immediately you finish your work.

immediate

مُبَاشِر okamžitý øjeblikkelig unmittelbar άμεσος inmediato välitön immédiat neposredan immediato 早速の 즉시의 onmiddellijk øyeblikkelig natychmiastowy imediato немедленный omedelbar ทันที acil lập tức 立即的

immediate

a. inmediato-a, cercano-a;
adv. inmediatamente, en seguida.

immediate

adj inmediato
References in classic literature ?
There may be a specific feeling which could be called the feeling of "pastness," especially where immediate memory is concerned.
And her neighbours at Lucas lodge, therefore (for through their communication with the Collinses, the report, she concluded, had reached lady Catherine), had only set that down as almost certain and immediate, which she had looked forward to as possible at some future time.
Its immediate result for the Russians was, and was bound to be, that we were brought nearer to the destruction of Moscow- which we feared more than anything in the world; and for the French its immediate result was that they were brought nearer to the destruction of their whole army- which they feared more than anything in the world.
Since we parted yesterday, I have received from indisputable authority such a history of you as must bring the most mortifying conviction of the imposition I have been under, and the absolute necessity of an immediate and eternal separation from you.
THIS little work was finished in the year 1803, and intended for immediate publication.
Why," he replied, "I am in need of immediate help, and he is wont to give his good gifts very slowly.
The immediate advantage to herself was by no means inconsiderable, for it supplied her with endless jokes against them both.
There were one or two sentences dropped in her mother's narrative, which it might be useful to refer to again, when matters of more immediate importance allowed me leisure to search for the missing evidence.
The idea of the story had suggested itself to him, we are told, before he had finished its immediate forerunner, "The Last of the Mohicans.
What you mean is that people accept an immediate pain rather than an immediate pleasure.
Then there were the calls of hunger; and Silas, in his solitude, had to provide his own breakfast, dinner, and supper, to fetch his own water from the well, and put his own kettle on the fire; and all these immediate promptings helped, along with the weaving, to reduce his life to the unquestioning activity of a spinning insect.
There are causes of differences within our immediate contemplation, of the tendency of which, even under the restraints of a federal constitution, we have had sufficient experience to enable us to form a judgment of what might be expected if those restraints were removed.