- /ɪˈmidiəsi/ (say i'meedeeuhsee)
1. the character of being immediate.
a. that nature of a thing in virtue of which it exists, acts, or appears, directly and not through any intervening object, operation, or representation.
b. that which the mind experiences when anything exists, acts, or appears thus.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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