immediacy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1605 1. the quality or state of being immediate 2. something that is immediate — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • immediacy — noun VERB + IMMEDIACY ▪ lack ▪ convey ▪ The drawings convey both immediacy and a sense of violence. PHRASES ▪ a lack of immediacy ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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  • immediacy — [[t]ɪmi͟ːdiəsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n The immediacy of an event or situation is the quality that it has which makes it seem important or exciting because it is happening at the present time. Do they understand the severity and the immediacy… …   English dictionary

  • immediacy — noun 1. lack of an intervening or mediating agency (Freq. 6) the immediacy of television coverage • Syn: ↑immediateness • Ant: ↑mediacy • Derivationally related forms: ↑immediate …   Useful english dictionary

  • immediacy — im|me|di|a|cy [ ı midiəsi ] noun uncount a quality that makes you feel as though something is happening now and that you are involved in it: Local historical records can give history an added immediacy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • immediacy — [ɪ mi:dɪəsi] noun the quality of providing direct and instant involvement: the power and immediacy of television images. ↘lack of delay; speed …   English new terms dictionary

  • immediacy — noun (U) the quality of seeming to happen right now that makes something seem more important or urgent to you: Television brings a new immediacy to world events …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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