Definition Of immediate


(of knowledge or reaction) gained or shown without reasoning; intuitive.

Hume had shown that no immediate knowledge of causes is possible, for we have no impression of necessary connection.

nearest in time, relationship, or rank.

a funeral with only the immediate family in attendance

occurring or done at once; instant.

the authorities took no immediate action

Example Of immediate

  • Adams, who has two children in primary school, feels there has to be radical overhaul of the way council services are organised once this immediate crisis is over.

  • And once the immediate conflict was over, why did he disappear?

  • As a result, our impact was almost immediate .

  • ‘All of the damage was confined to the barge and the very immediate vicinity, within yards,’ Mr Bloomberg said.

  • But what I felt was the kind of fear that comes from being in the immediate presence of great evil.

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