immediate

Definitions

  • Immediately a genie of enormous size rose out of the earth
    Immediately a genie of enormous size rose out of the earth
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj immediate very close or connected in space or time "contiguous events","immediate contact","the immediate vicinity","the immediate past"
    • adj immediate having no intervening medium "an immediate influence"
    • adj immediate performed with little or no delay "an immediate reply to my letter","a prompt reply","was quick to respond","a straightaway denial"
    • adj immediate immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect "the immediate result","the immediate cause of the trouble"
    • adj immediate of the present time and place "the immediate revisions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death
    • Immediate 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. "The immediate knowledge of the past is therefore impossible."
    • Immediate Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant. "Assemble we immediate council.""Death . . . not yet inflicted, as he feared,
      By some immediate stroke."
    • Immediate Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact. "You are the most immediate to our throne."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 'Crack Cocaine' is still cocaine. It is simply a different chemical process applied to cocaine powder that allows cocaine to be smokeable. This means that the 'high' from Crack Cocaine is much stronger and more immediate (taking about 8 seconds to reach the brain); and also shorter lived then from the powder.
    • immediate Not separated from its object or correlate by any third or medium; directly related; independent of any intermediate agency or action: opposed to remote: as, an immediate cause.
    • immediate Having no space or object intervening; nearest; proximate; having the closest relation: as, immediate contact; the immediate neighborhood.
    • immediate Without any time intervening; without any delay; present; instant: often used, like similar absolute expressions, with less strictness than the literal meaning requires: as, an immediate answer; immediate despatch.
    • immediate In metaphysics, indemonstrable; intuitive; of the character of a direct perception not worked over by the mind. Immediate truths are of two kinds, those which are the direct testimony of the senses, and general axioms: the existence of both kinds is in question.
    • immediate Knowledge of an object as it exists, so that the qualities of our cognition are the qualities of the thing-in-itself.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No one knows why, but 90 percent of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right.
    • adj Immediate im-mē′di-āt with nothing between two objects: not acting by second causes: direct: present: without delay
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Quotations

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.”
  • Augusto Roa Bastos
    Augusto Roa Bastos
    “Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.”
  • Brian Masters
    Brian Masters
    “Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.”
  • George Santayana
    George%20Santayana
    “The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.”
  • Tom Stoppard
    Tom%20Stoppard
    “I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. immédiat,. See In- not, and Mediate

Usage

In literature:

Timbo immediately seized my hand.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
They must operate, he said, and operate immediately.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
John Lyon fervently kissed his old friend's hand, and went immediately in search of Sybil.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
They knew, however, full well that the swift-footed Indian warriors would be immediately on their trail.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
Who wanted to listen to a salestalk from a man apparently prepared for an immediate gasattack?
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Clara immediately rose and, requesting Mrs. Rocke to accompany her, withdrew from the library.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
Owen wrote immediately to his friends at Fenside.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
This last was a master-stroke of policy, and immediately rendered his notes more valuable than the precious metals.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The percentage of the former being known, immediately gave that of the latter.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Pango, on being summoned, immediately sprang on board.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

This girl she took immediately,
Unto his wife, who sick did lie,
Some of these porridge, them to try
If she would sup;
Tho' she was urg'd, she did deny,
That bitter cup.
"The Death Of Thomas Stoddart" by Susannah Hawkins
They left. Immediately the memory faded
Of all they known: they could not understand
The dogs now who before had always aided;
The stream was dumb with whom they'd always planned.
"They Wondered Why the Fruit had Been Forbidden" by W H Auden
I did; and going did a rainbow note:
Surely, thought I,
This is the lace of Peace's coat:
I will search out the matter.
But while I lookt the clouds immediately
Did break and scatter.
"Peace" by George Herbert
And as the "Slieve Roe" to them drew near,
Poor souls they gave a hearty cheer;
Then they were immediately taken on board,
And they thanked Captain McMullan for saving them, likewise the Lord.
"The Wreck of the Barque 'Wm. Paterson of Liverpool'" by William Topaz McGonagall
With their beautiful banners unfurled to the breeze,
But the scene didn't the Boers please;
And they immediately made some show of fight,
But at the charge of the bayonet they were put to flight.
"Lord Robert's Triumphal Entry into Pretoria" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then the sky drew dark, and the sea lashed itself into foam,
But he heeded it not as he sat there alone,
Till the sound of a gun came booming o'er the sea,
Then Matthew had to attend to his duty immediately.
"Annie Marshall the Foundling" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

This cartridge was an immediate success.
But what if a shell casing picked up at a murder scene could immediately be tracked to the gun that fired it.
Manila School Board immediately went into executive session to consider the superintendent's position during the Monday, May 10 special session.
Seeing Cavalcade for the first time since I was in high school, I was immediately struck that this best-picture Oscar winner from 1933 is a testament to the unkindness of time.
The city of Cottonwood Police Department is working with the city's utilities department to work out the final details of a technology that could warn residents immediately in the event of an emergency.
Censors pulled it down almost immediately.
His immediate family and clergy were honored to be at his side.
JUNEAU — Gov Sean Parnell has no immediate plans to change an administration policy that instructs employees to use state email for conducting state business, his spokeswoman said Monday.
Pegasus Solutions has named chief web officer, David Millili, to chief executive officer , effective immediately.
Mascoma Corporation on Jan 7 announced the appointment of William J Brady as the new chief executive officer , effective immediately.
"I started praying immediately, 'Lord, let me live through this,'" Horner said.
She leaves behind an immediate family that will miss her dearly: her husband, Mario A.
There's some immediate satisfaction of knowing, of course.
The attorney immediately filed a civil lawsuit against the bank, demanding Jaakkola's assets.
Lewisburg's immediate past dogcatcher has requested leniency from the state as he faces charges of theft and official misconduct in connection with an English bulldog.
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In science:

It is immediate that the blocks Bi and Bj cross if and only if the corresponding line segments Pai Pbi and Paj Pbj do so.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
This follows immediately upon writing the trace as a sum over the eigenvalues of D .
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Since the lattice volume is known, this immediately yields Σ.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
The generalization of the model of Moshe, Neuberger and Shapiro to the chiral ensembles is immediate.
Chiral Random Matrix Model for Critical Statistics
By considering ∇y u0ϕ(x, x ǫ , τ ) to be a test function in the second term on the right hand side this term immediately passes to zero in the two-scale sense.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
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