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immediate

adjective  us   /ɪˈmid·i·ət/

immediate adjective (NO DELAY)

happening or done without delay or very soon after something else: She made an immediate impact when she arrived to coach the team. Emotional outbursts followed in the immediate aftermath of Stewart’s death.

immediate adjective (NEAREST)

nearest in space or relationship: There are three schools in the immediate area.immediate family Your immediate family includes your closest family members, such as your parents, children, husband or wife, and brothers and sisters.
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