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immediacy

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noun im·me·di·a·cy \i-ˈmē-dē-ə-sē, British often -ˈmē-jə-sē\

Simple Definition of immediacy

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

Full Definition of immediacy

plural im·me·di·a·cies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being immediate

  2. 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.



1605

First Known Use of immediacy

1605



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