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Definition of Immediate


  1. Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact.
  2. Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant.
  3. Acting with nothing interposed or between, or without the intervention of another object as a cause, means, or agency; acting, perceived, or produced, directly; as, an immediate cause.

Immediate Quotations

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
Pat Riley

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
Thomas Jefferson

The outpouring of support from millions of people in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti has been impressive.
Bill Gates

Haiti should remind us all that there is an immediate need to invest in and promote long-term development projects that are sustainable, scalable, and proven to work.
Bill Gates

There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
George Carlin
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Immediate Translations

immediate in Dutch is ogenblikkelijk, prompt
immediate in German is unmittelbar
immediate in Italian is immediato
immediate in Portuguese is imediato
immediate in Swedish is omedelbar

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