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
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.
Catan is the Xbox Live version of Settlers, and while part of the appeal of board games is the immediacy of being in the same room with real human beings and throwing dice around, Catan is a darned fine port.
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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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