Definition of immediacy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈmiːdiəsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmiːdiəsi//
    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1the quality in something that makes it seem as if it is happening now, close to you, and is therefore important, urgent, etc. the immediacy of threat Email lacks the immediacy of online chat. The book had a lack of immediacy for most people. The drawings convey both immediacy and a sense of violence.
  2. 2lack of delay; speed Our aim is immediacy of response to emergency calls.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: immediacy