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



    BrE BrE//ˈɜːdʒənsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɜːrdʒənsi//
    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. 1the quality of needing to be dealt with or happen immediately This is a matter of some urgency. The attack added a new urgency to the peace talks.
  2. 2the feeling or belief that something needs to be dealt with immediately There was a note of urgency in his voice.