immediacy

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

Definition of immediacy

plural

immediacies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being immediate

  2. 2 :  something that is immediate —usually used in plural

Examples of immediacy in a sentence

  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


IMMEDIACY Defined for English Language Learners

immediacy

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

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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