from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition or quality of being immediate.
- n. Lack of an intervening or mediating agency; directness: the immediacy of live television coverage.
- n. Something immediate, as in importance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the quality of being immediate, of happening right away
- n. lack of mediation
- n. immediate awareness or apprehension
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The relation of freedom from the interventionof a medium; immediateness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being immediate.
- n. Direct relation or connection; freedom from any intervening medium.
- n. Specifically, the condition of being in direct relation with a head or chief; the feudal rank next to that of the suzerain.
- n. In metaphysics, direct presence; spontaneous existence, not dependent on anything; absolute or non-relative being.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. immediate intuitive awareness
- n. lack of an intervening or mediating agency
- n. the quickness of action or occurrence
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Prof. Carl G. Jung refers to what he calls the immediacy of the Negro race.
Such immediacy is clearly going to overwhelm any subtle long-term psychological effects.
If true, this would give a certain immediacy for any effort to fracture the insurgency.
This immediacy is due in no small part to another artist I'd never really taken seriously enough: Penélope Cruz.
The immediacy is far scarier than simply telling someone about being held captive.
It occurred to me then that an RSS-only publishing tool, though it may seem daft to some now, could become an ideal publishing platform for many purposes where immediacy is all that matters.
"The sense of immediacy is quite important in blogs."
To me, the immediacy is key and provides a venue for contributors like myself, who would not tolerate being edited, as my opinions are sometimes considered way out there.
Their sense of immediacy is not the same as we adhere to in Canada and the US.
As many critics have observed, one of the stylistic techniques employed by letter-writers to give the impression of presence and immediacy is to mimic the informality of oral speech (Altman 136, Porter 4, Lowenthal 29-30).
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.