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immediately

adverb     /ɪˈmiː.di.ət.li/
A2 now or without waiting or thinking: We really ought to leave immediately. The purpose of the meeting wasn't immediately obvious.Immediately C1 close to something or someone in distance or time: Milton Street is on the left, immediately after the bank. They moved in immediately before Christmas. We heard a loud crash from the room immediately above us.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen closely or directly: The people most immediately affected by the drought are the farmers themselves.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
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