immediacy

noun im·me·di·a·cy \ i-ˈmē-dē-ə-sē , British often -ˈmē-jə-sē \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of immediacy

plural immediacies
1 : the quality or state of being immediate
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.

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First Known Use of immediacy

1605

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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IMMEDIACY Defined for English Language Learners

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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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