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Meaning of “immediate” - Learner’s Dictionary

immediate

adjective     /ɪˈmiːdiət/
WITHOUT WAITING
B2 happening or done without waiting or very soon after something else: The government has promised to take immediate action. Her first novel was an immediate success. The drugs will have an immediate effect.ImmediatelyNow
IMPORTANT NOW
B2 important now and needing attention: Our immediate concern is getting food and water to the refugees.Now
CLOSEST [always before noun]
closest to something or someone: Police cleared people from the immediate area following the bomb warning.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
the immediate future
the period of time that is coming nextImmediatelyCloseness in distance and timeAbout to happen
sb's immediate family
someone's closest relatives, such as their parents, children, husband, or wifeCloseness in distance and timeAbout to happen
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