1 adj An immediate result, action, or reaction happens or is done without any delay.
usu ADJ n
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.
usu ADJ n
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.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
2 adjacent, close, contiguous, direct, near, nearest, next, primary, proximate, recent
3 actual, current, existing, extant, on hand, present, pressing, up to date, urgent
delayed, distant, far, late, later, leisurely, postponed, remote, slow, tardy
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