immediate

[ ih-mee-dee-it ]
/ ɪˈmi di ɪt /

adjective

Origin of immediate

1525–35; < Medieval Latin immediātus. See im-2, mediate (adj.)

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British Dictionary definitions for immediate

immediate

/ (ɪˈmiːdɪət) /

adjective (usually prenominal)

Derived Forms

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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