1 adv If something happens immediately, it happens without any delay.
ADV with v
He immediately flung himself to the floor..., Ingrid answered Peter's letter immediately.
2 adv If something is immediately obvious, it can be seen or understood without any delay.
The cause of the accident was not immediately apparent.
3 adv Immediately is used to indicate that someone or something is closely and directly involved in a situation.
The man immediately responsible for this misery is the province's governor...
4 adv Immediately is used to emphasize that something comes next, or is next to something else.
She always sits immediately behind the driver...
5 conj If one thing happens immediately something else happens, it happens after that event, without any delay.
Immediately I've done it I feel completely disgusted with myself.
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