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Definition of immediately adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    adverb, conjunction
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  1. 1without delay synonym at once She answered almost immediately. The point of my question may not be immediately apparent.
  2. 2(usually with prepositions) next to or very close to a particular place or time Turn right immediately after the church. the years immediately before the war Who is immediately above a colonel in rank?
  3. 3(usually with past participles) closely and directly Counseling is being given to those most immediately affected by the tragedy.