immediacy immediacy  /ɪ ˈmi di ə si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quickness of action or occurrence
  2. (n) immediate intuitive awareness
  3. (n) lack of an intervening or mediating agency

Usage(s):

  1. Was there no immediacy shown by the Company even after discovering the oil leak?
  2. The health department, never a paragon of efficiency, responded with surprising immediacy after the floods.

News

  1. C-U Haiku June 9, 2013

    spring garden alluring plants luring rabbits — Cynthia Helms Submissions may be made to newsgazettehaiku@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject. Include your name and city, which will be published with your haiku. Haiku may be edited. They will be selected on the basis of immediacy, clarity, resonance, potential interest to readers and on the editor's whim.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: IlliniHQ.com

  2. Civil War anniversary: William Waud, well known sketch artist at Dalton

    Brothers Alfred and William Waud were both talented sketch artists who became among the most important illustrators of the American Civil War.  Engravings of their sketches appeared in the New York Illustrated News, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, and Harper’s Weekly.  The accuracy and immediacy of their illustrations provided some of the most dramatic and graphic coverage of the conflict.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Dalton Daily Citizen

Quotes

  1. "No one, I repeat no one, is guaranteed a future in politics and that goes for all our members of Parliament," Mr Rudd said. "I think the important thing here is to deal with the immediacy of what appears to be an unacceptable pattern of...
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Give up meat for one day [per week] at least initially, and decrease it from there," Pachauri told Britain's Observer newspaper. "In terms of immediacy of action and the feasibility of bringing about reductions in a short period of time, it...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: Rajendra Pachauri Source: TIME

  3. "I think the real immediacy is that we need to deal with Minnesota's budget crisis," said Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, a Democrat from Fridley.
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Satveer Chaudhary Source: International Herald Tribune

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