urgency

noun ur·gen·cy \ ˈər-jən(t)-sē \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of urgency

plural urgencies
1 : the quality or state of being urgent : insistence
2 : a force or impulse that impels or constrains : urge

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First Known Use of urgency

1540



URGENCY Defined for Kids

urgency

noun ur·gen·cy \ ˈər-jən-sē \

Definition of urgency for Students

: the quality or state of requiring immediate action or attention
  • “Let's get out of here!” he said with a sense of urgency.

Medical Dictionary

urgency

noun ur·gen·cy \ ˈər-jən-sē \

medical Definition of urgency

plural urgencies
: a sudden compelling need to urinate or defecate

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