- the state, condition, or quality of being immediate.
- Often immediacies. an immediate need: the immediacies of everyday living.
- immediate presence of an object of knowledge to the mind, without any distortions, inferences, or interpretations, and without involvement of any intermediate agencies.
- the direct content of the mind as distinguished from representation or cognition.
Origin of immediacy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for immediacy
More than anything else, what the first person perspective adds is a sense of immediacy.I Felt Like Showering After the First-Person Sex in ‘Grand Theft Auto’
November 22, 2014
The barrage and immediacy of these images magnifies these horrors.You, Too, Could Be a Homicidal Zealot
July 7, 2014
The only difference between then and now is the immediacy of the access.My Weird Inside Look at Teen Twitter
May 22, 2014
It is that sense of immediacy, even in novels about the past, that you get from his fiction.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation
April 7, 2014
Yet the difficulty was in capturing the immediacy of a narrative that was chaotically in motion.Steve Mumford: The Artist Who Went to War
February 28, 2014
The churches submit to the demand for immediacy with great alacrity.A Preface to Politics
Jeff had considered the possibility, but its immediacy appalled him.Traders Risk
This flight is the immediacy of conviction and the ecstasy which follows.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
This immediacy of contact does not alter the provincial point of view.Atlantic Classics
The other two innovations which we have mentioned press closer to immediacy.The Women of Tomorrow
Word Origin and History for immediacy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper