immediacy

[ih-mee-dee-uh-see]
noun, plural immediacies.
1.
the state, condition, or quality of being immediate.
2.
Often, immediacies. an immediate need: the immediacies of everyday living.
3.
Philosophy.
a.
immediate presence of an object of knowledge to the mind, without any distortions, inferences, or interpretations, and without involvement of any intermediate agencies.
b.
the direct content of the mind as distinguished from representation or cognition.

Origin:
1595–1605; immedi(ate) + -acy

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immediate (ɪˈmiːdɪət)
 
adj
1.  taking place or accomplished without delay: an immediate reaction
2.  closest or most direct in effect or relationship: the immediate cause of his downfall
3.  having no intervening medium; direct in effect: an immediate influence
4.  contiguous in space, time, or relationship: our immediate neighbour
5.  present; current: the immediate problem is food
6.  philosophy of or relating to an object or concept that is directly known or intuited
7.  logic (of an inference) deriving its conclusion from a single premise, esp by conversion or obversion of a categorial statement
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin immediātus, from Latin im- (not) + mediāre to be in the middle; see mediate]
 
im'mediacy
 
n
 
im'mediateness
 
n

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Example sentences
As a result, the book has an immediacy, intimacy and emotional truth that
  history rarely reveals.
There is only the work, the bright red immediacy of blood.
The lack of immediacy in communication is maddening.
Their immediacy in terms of commentary is especially dangerous.
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