[ ih-mee-dee-uh-see ]
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noun,plural im·me·di·a·cies.
  1. the state, condition, or quality of being immediate.

  2. Often immediacies. an immediate need: the immediacies of everyday living.

  1. Philosophy.

    • 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

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

Words Nearby immediacy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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