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Dictionary definition for: Immediate

1. (s) very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events" "immediate contact" "the immediate vicinity" "the immediate past"

2. (a) having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence"

3. (s) immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect; "the immediate result" "the immediate cause of the trouble"

4. (s) of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions"

5. (s) performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter" "prompt obedience" "was quick to respond" "a straightaway denial"

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