Adjective "immediacy" definition and examples

(Immediacy may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪˈmiːdɪəsi/

Definitions and examples

noun

The quality of bringing one into direct and instant involvement with something, giving rise to a sense of urgency or excitement.
  1. 'For the first time the vivid immediacy of such acts was brought into the homes of millions.'
  2. 'The immediacy and connectivity can expose great wrong; in just the same way, it can do great wrong.'
  3. 'Video art brought with it the temporal immediacy of the camera and the possibility of live transmission.'
  4. 'This means immediacy in the tone, even when the subject calls for some mediation.'
  5. 'There is a quality of immediacy and reality in what writing is taken to be.'
  6. 'It's that sense of immediacy and instant gratification that is part of the allure.'
  7. 'And by serving with a squeeze of lime juice and a minted cucumber salad, you add immediacy and freshness.'
  8. 'The new songs bristle with an excitement and immediacy that demand attention.'
  9. 'These bizarre stunts are entertaining and the handheld camera in dogged pursuit offers a sense of immediacy.'
  10. 'Many people have been killed, but when television gets involved like this it seems to hit us with more immediacy.'

More definitions

1. the state, condition, or quality of being immediate.

2. Often, immediacies. an immediate need: the immediacies of everyday living.

3. Philosophy. immediate presence of an object of knowledge to the mind, without any distortions, inferences, or interpretations, and without involvement of any intermediate agencies. the direct content of the mind as distinguished from representation or cognition.

More examples(as adjective)

"powers can be immediacy."