1 adj An immediate result, action, or reaction happens or is done without any delay.
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These tragic incidents have had an immediate effect..., My immediate reaction was just disgust.
2 adj Immediate needs and concerns exist at the present time and must be dealt with quickly.
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Relief agencies say the immediate problem is not a lack of food, but transportation.
3 adj The immediate person or thing comes just before or just after another person or thing in a sequence.
His immediate superior, General Geichenko, had singled him out for special mention.
4 adj You use immediate to describe an area or position that is next to or very near a particular place or person.
Only a handful had returned to work in the immediate vicinity...
5 adj Your immediate family are the members of your family who are most closely related to you, for example your parents, children, brothers, and sisters.
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