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Definition of immediacy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1the quality in something that makes it seem as if it is happening now and close to you and is therefore important, urgent, etc. the immediacy of threat E-mail lacks the immediacy of online chat.
  2. 2lack of delay; speed Our aim is immediacy of response to emergency calls.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: immediacy