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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Immediate  \Im*me"di*ate\,  a.  [F.  imm['e]diat.  See  {In-}  not  and 
  {Mediate}.] 
  1.  Not  separated  in  respect  to  place  by  anything  intervening; 
  proximate;  close  as  immediate  contact 
 
  You  are  the  most  immediate  to  our  throne.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Not  deferred  by  an  interval  of  time;  present;  instant. 
  ``Assemble  we  immediate  council.''  --Shak. 
 
  Death  .  .  .  not  yet  inflicted,  as  he  feared,  By  some 
  immediate  stroke.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Acting  with  nothing  interposed  or  between,  or  without  the 
  intervention  of  another  object  as  a  cause  means  or 
  agency;  acting,  perceived,  or  produced,  directly;  as  an 
  immediate  cause 
 
  The  immediate  knowledge  of  the  past  is  therefore 
  impossible.  --Sir.  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  {Immediate  amputation}  (Surg.),  an  amputation  performed 
  within  the  first  few  hours  after  an  injury,  and  before  the 
  the  effects  of  the  shock  have  passed  away 
 
  Syn:  Proximate;  close  direct;  next 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  immediate 
  adj  1:  very  close  or  connected  in  space  or  time;  "contiguous 
  events";  "immediate  contact";  "the  immediate 
  vicinity";  "the  immediate  past"  [syn:  {contiguous}] 
  2:  having  no  intervening  medium;  "an  immediate  influence"  [ant: 
  {mediate}] 
  3:  immediately  before  or  after  as  in  a  chain  of  cause  and 
  effect;  "the  immediate  result";  "the  immediate  cause  of 
  the  trouble" 
  4:  of  the  present  time  and  place  "the  immediate  revisions" 
  5:  performed  with  little  or  no  delay;  "an  immediate  reply  to  my 
  letter";  "prompt  obedience";  "was  quick  to  respond";  "a 
  straightaway  denial"  [syn:  {prompt},  {quick},  {straightaway}] 




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