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immediately

adverb im·me·di·ate·ly \ i-ˈmē-dē-ət-lē also -ˈmē-dit- , British often -ˈmē-jit- \

Definition of immediately

1 :in direct connection or relation :directly
  • the parties immediately involved in the case
  • the house immediately beyond this one
2 :without interval of time :straightway
  • I'll make that call immediately

Examples of immediately in a Sentence

  1. the person immediately to my left

  2. Dinner was served immediately after the ceremony.

  3. The new law will become effective immediately.

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First Known Use of immediately

15th century


2

immediately

conjunction

Definition of immediately

chiefly British

Examples of immediately in a Sentence

  1. Immediately you fill out this form, we can start processing your request.

  2. give us a ring immediately you get back

First Known Use of immediately

1839

immediately Synonyms

Synonyms
as soon as, when [chiefly British], instantly, once
Near Antonyms
after, directly [chiefly British], since

IMMEDIATELY Defined for English Language Learners

immediately

adverb

Definition of immediately for English Language Learners

  • : with no person or thing in between

  • : without any delay


immediately

conjunction

Definition of immediately for English Language Learners

  • : immediately after : as soon as


IMMEDIATELY Defined for Kids

immediately

adverb im·me·di·ate·ly \ i-ˈmē-dē-ət-lē \

Definition of immediately for Students

1 :with nothing between Their house is immediately behind mine.
2 :right away
  • Come here immediately!


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