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immediacy

[ ih-mee-dee-uh-see ]
/ ɪˈmi di ə si /
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noun, plural im·me·di·a·cies.
the state, condition, or quality of being immediate.
Often immediacies. an immediate need: the immediacies of everyday living.
Philosophy.
  1. immediate presence of an object of knowledge to the mind, without any distortions, inferences, or interpretations, and without involvement of any intermediate agencies.
  2. the direct content of the mind as distinguished from representation or cognition.
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Origin of immediacy

First recorded in 1595–1605; immedi(ate) + -acy
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