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.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 at once, before you could say Jack Robinson (informal) directly, forthwith, instantly, now, on the nail, posthaste, promptly, pronto (informal) right away, right now, straight away, this instant, this very minute, tout de suite, unhesitatingly, without delay, without hesitation
2 at first hand, closely, directly, nearly
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