• WordNet 3.6
    • n immediacy lack of an intervening or mediating agency "the immediacy of television coverage"
    • n immediacy the quickness of action or occurrence "the immediacy of their response","the instancy of modern communication"
    • n immediacy immediate intuitive awareness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Immediacy The relation of freedom from the interventionof a medium; immediateness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n immediacy The character of being immediate.
    • n immediacy Direct relation or connection; freedom from any intervening medium.
    • n immediacy Specifically, the condition of being in direct relation with a head or chief; the feudal rank next to that of the suzerain.
    • n immediacy In metaphysics, direct presence; spontaneous existence, not dependent on anything; absolute or non-relative being.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Immediacy (Shak.) immediate or independent power
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In literature:

Boards can be grouped by their immediacy.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
He infected Smallways with a sense of the immediacy of this battle that was going on just over the curve of the earth.
"The War in the Air" by Herbert George Wells
He disliked all Gringos, but this Gringo he hated with an immediacy that was unusual even in him.
"The Night-Born" by Jack London
Cecil Winwood demurred against the immediacy of the demonstration.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
For he saw that amidst these petty immediacies he had lost touch with God.
"Soul of a Bishop" by H. G. Wells
You have the return to immediacy.
"A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson" by Edouard le Roy
Immediacy, too, in direct Induction, is a matter for observation the most exact that is possible.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
These are the events which share the immediacy of the immediately present discerned events.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
The churches submit to the demand for immediacy with great alacrity.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
But not all his followers had charged with his own bold immediacy.
"The Devil's Asteroid" by Manly Wade Wellman

In news:

Its scenes have a present-tense immediacy.
RIVERSIDE — Even in high school football, with its constant sense of immediacy and urgency, some things are just more important than rivalries, or duels for first place.
One individual's constancy and fidelity can be regarded as another's cowardly retreat from passion and immediacy.
Social Media, Engagement, Interaction, and Immediacy .
Harnessing Immediacy of the Web to Increase ROI.
At times shockingly intimate — corpses, said to be suicides, stretched beautiful and nude, and autopsies in progress, striking in their immediacy some 70 plus years after the images were captured.
The sweat and immediacy of live performances provide a depth of experience that flat-screen pastimes cannot.
It created a sensation when it was first published in 1937, and has lost none of its immediacy or its power to move the reader.
The intimacy of The Skylight 's Cabot Theater gave the treacly old story (boy meets girl, boy loses girl, girl dies) immediacy and mercurial passion.
Smaller venues give performances intimacy and immediacy.
TERRE HAUTE — Innumerable forces in our lives, and throughout our society, seem to have convinced us that immediacy is best.
One of the virtues of social media, and Twitter in particular, is immediacy.
With traditional publishing models under great pressure, digital printing offers publishers a cost-effectiveness and immediacy never before possible.
Computers mediate nearly all of the 911 Carrera S driving experience, but it still delivers unparalleled immediacy in its reflexes while retaining a supple ride for everyday use.
And while the passage of years has removed the date from immediacy, for Auburn University history professor William F Trimble, the significance of Dec 7, 1941, is enduring.

In science:

An interesting aspect of the status of reality or ob jectivity for physical systems is that the directness or immediacy of the reality status of physical systems depends on the system size l 36,37 ˚.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
Once both sets meet message sharing continues at an increased rate, due to the immediacy of a more dense collection of peers.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
This immediacy between action and positive outcome may very well create a positive reinforcement effect for the potential tutors‘ and learners‘.
In the Face (book) of Social Learning
This jump could be smeared out around Tf due to effects related with the immediacy of the critical point of the carrier. 8However, for oriented anisotropy axes, χ(T ) would also exhibit a discontinuity at the freezing point of the magnetic fluid.
On the Statics and Dynamics of Magneto-Anisotropic Nanoparticles