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1. Occurring at once; happening without delay: needed immediate treatment for the injuries.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immediateness - 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
2.immediateness - 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"
References in classic literature ?
Also to be reckoned with, was the immediateness of his attack.
The immediateness of photography sharing in social networks will also help sales of smartphones as imaging devices.
In the absence of other colors, these blue items are highlighted and stand out; they become extraordinarily eye-catching, and are charged with the intensity of an immediateness that is breathtaking.
Same-sex relationships between women are a gratification in natural immediateness, being an interference of the undertakings required to improve the biased structures (Zaharia and Zaharia, 2015) that affect male and female relations.
the immediateness of their connection as upon their logical
In addition, when measuring the activities, interests and opinions of interviewees (lifestyle), the author has found, in order of importance, the following: pursuit of status, intellectual development, family appreciation, leadership, optimism degree, conservativeness degree, immediateness degree, and professionalism degree.
However, in the OBSS environment, which is basically a congested network, this immediateness might not always be helpful because more traffic means more collisions.