immediacy[i mē′dē ə sē]
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the quality or condition of being immediate; esp., direct pertinence or relevance to the present time, place, purpose, etc.
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noun pl. im·me·di·a·cies
- The condition or quality of being immediate.
- Lack of an intervening or mediating agency; directness: the immediacy of live television coverage.
- Something immediate, as in importance.