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immediate

[ ih-mee-dee-it ]
/ ɪˈmi di ɪt /
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adjective
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Origin of immediate

First recorded in 1525–35; from Medieval Latin immediātus; see im-2, mediate (adjective)

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British Dictionary definitions for immediate

immediate
/ (ɪˈmiːdɪət) /

adjective (usually prenominal)

Derived forms of immediate

immediacy or immediateness, noun

Word Origin for immediate

C16: from Medieval Latin immediātus, from Latin im- (not) + mediāre to be in the middle; see mediate
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