Pronunciation: (i-mē'dē-it),[key] —adj. 1. occurring or accomplished without delay; instant: an immediate reply. 2. following or preceding without a lapse of time: the immediate future. 3. having no object or space intervening; nearest or next: in the immediate vicinity. 4. of or pertaining to the present time or moment: our immediate plans. 5. without intervening medium or agent; direct: an immediate cause. 6. having a direct bearing: immediate consideration. 7. very close in relationship: my immediate family. 8. Philos.directly intuited.