immediacy


im·me·di·a·cy

noun \i-ˈmē-dē-ə-sē, British often -ˈmē-jə-sē\

: the quality that makes something seem important or interesting because it is or seems to be happening now

plural im·me·di·a·cies

Full Definition of IMMEDIACY

1
:  the quality or state of being immediate
2
:  something that is immediate —usually used in plural

Examples of IMMEDIACY

  1. Television coverage gave the war greater immediacy than it had ever before had.
  2. There is an immediacy to watching a live performance that you cannot get from hearing a recording.

First Known Use of IMMEDIACY

1605

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