im·me·di·ate /ɪˈmidiət, ||ˈmiʤɪt/
im·me·di·ate =/ɪmˈɪdɪət, <ɪ>ɑrɪtɪʃ oftɛnɪ> ˈɪʤɪt/= 形容詞
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.
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
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]