The definition of immediate is next in line or something that is occurring right now.(adjective)
An example of something that would be described as an immediate need is if you are starving and need food right this minute.
See immediate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL immediatus: see in- & mediate
See immediate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English immediat
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin immediātus
Origin: : Latin in-, not; see in-1
Origin: + Latin mediātus
Origin: , past participle of mediāre, to be in the middle; see mediate.
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