Pronunciation: (i-mē'dē-u-sē), [key]
pl. -cies.

1. the state, condition, or quality of being immediate.
2. Often, immediacies. an immediate need: the immediacies of everyday living.
3. Philos.
a. immediate presence of an object of knowledge to the mind, without any distortions, inferences, or interpretations, and without involvement of any intermediate agencies.
b. the direct content of the mind as distinguished from representation or cognition.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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