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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·me·di·ate /ɪˈmidiət, ||ˈmiʤɪt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 im·me·di·ate =/ɪmˈɪdɪət, <ɪ>ɑrɪtɪʃ oftɛn ˈɪʤɪt/= 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·me·di·ate a.
 1. Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact.
    You are the most immediate to our throne.   --Shak.
 2. Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant. “Assemble we immediate council.”
 Death . . . not yet inflicted, as he feared,
 By some immediate stroke.   --Milton.
 3. 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.   --Sir. W. Hamilton.
 Immediate amputation Surg., an amputation performed within the first few hours after an injury, and before the the effects of the shock have passed away.
 Syn: -- Proximate; close; direct; next.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous
             events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate
             vicinity"; "the immediate past" [syn: contiguous]
      2: having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence" [ant:
      3: immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and
         effect; "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of
         the trouble"
      4: of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions"
      5: performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my
         letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a
         straightaway denial" [syn: prompt, quick, straightaway]