Definition of immediacy
1 : the quality or state of being immediate
2 : something that is immediate —usually used in plural
Examples of immediacy in a Sentence
Television coverage gave the war greater immediacy than it had ever before had.
There is an immediacy to watching a live performance that you cannot get from hearing a recording.
Recent Examples of immediacy from the Web
The immediacy is due to the fact that fire officials said the apartments were not safe to sleep in Friday night, Gould explained.
Epstein said Russell's comments to him were consistent with his statement, but the immediacy of the probe has left management and players in an ocean of uncertainty.
Still, the immediacy of the issue was not lost on Hansen or Lambert.
Whether fists, swords or bullets are at play, any sense of immediacy or reality evaporates.
These interactions are possible on YouTube and on Twitch, especially for partners who are given lower-latency streams, but there’s no beating the immediacy of one-second latency.
But his recordings still have the immediacy of bedroom confessionals, and the instrumentation exudes the funky soul of a '70s studio cat messing around in their spare time and delivering an effortlessly organic gem.
The immediacy of such trust building has become critical: Only three of the first five shelters planned have opened as scheduled.
The immediacy of digital news and social media, where much angst toward Trump is erupting, had not yet become a part of daily life.
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First Known Use of immediacy
IMMEDIACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of immediacy for English Language Learners
: the quality that makes something seem important or interesting because it is or seems to be happening now
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