(redirected from immediacy)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


[″ + mediare, to be in middle]
Direct; without intervening steps.


direct, precipitating or primary; having no intermediate stage or mechanism, e.g. direct cause, immediate variant.

immediate-type hypersensitivity reaction
see immediate hypersensitivity.

Patient discussion about immediate

Q. what is this immediate hearing loss???? I woke up yesterday and didnt hear anything, only very high tones in my left ear. I also feel nausious and dizzy. please tell me someone has experienced it and it goes away in a few days!!! I'm very scared to loose my hearing forever, it's been 24 hours that I'm almost deaf. thank you

A. Acute hearing loss can be caused due to an infection of the middle ear or internal ear that can cause dizziness nausea fever and vomiting as well. You should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Q. Can you suggest an immediate solution for this, please? My niece is 22 years old. She was very excited about being a single mother. She was staying with her boyfriend when she announced that she was pregnant. About 5 weeks of pregnancy she had a fight with her boyfriend that ended up in him shoving her. She fell violently to the ground. She is complaining of spotting and cramps. I am worried if anything has gone wrong. Can you suggest an immediate solution for this, please?

A. I want to add, that the physical act of violence done to her and the unborn child might have been criminal assault. If she or the unborn child were harmed, she could file charges. There is no excuse for the boyfriend's irresponsible behavior. If she is in any danger from this guy doing this again, she could seek help at a shelter for battered women, or even better staying with someone in her family.

Q. I wish to know the alarming signs in pregnancy that require immediate attention. I am pregnant and in my 2 week. As a precautionary measure, I wish to know the alarming signs in pregnancy that require immediate attention.

A. here are some major ones- Vaginal Bleeding, Cramping (in the second and third trimester, in the first it's normal to have slight cramps), Severe Headaches (long lasting headaches are one of the early signs of preeclampsia), Blurred Vision (another sign of preeclampsia),cannot feel the baby move after about week 16 to 20 pregnancy.

More discussions about immediate
References in periodicals archive ?
Bolter and Grusin provided various examples of the hypermediacy (such as television, rock music stage productions, and World Wide Web) and immediacy (linear perspective paintings, photography, the Hollywood film style).
It appears that a smile can be an effective and positive immediacy tool for achieving leniency.
This immediacy means that in the movement of faith, the leap, there is no definition or image of God at play intervening between the person and God.
Immediacy has not always been vital to television news, and live coverage has not always been possible.
Which teacher immediacy behaviors are exhibited during the various learning activities used by professors in the college of agriculture?
The best predictor of students' perceiving that an instructor cares about whether they learn is the presence of instructional immediacy (Teven, 2001).
Teacher immediacy might be the most popular and most researched concept in instructional communication research.
1), immediacy is when people are drawn toward persons and things they like, evaluate highly, and prefer; and they avoid or move away from things they dislike, evaluate negatively, or do not prefer.
Perhaps one of the variables that has attracted the most attention in the study of student achievement is teacher immediacy.
Because of the immediacy of the 421-a benefit, said Bhatia, the average buyer of a one-bedroom condominium at The Capri is paying only about $200 in real estate taxes a month--compared to monthly real estate taxes of between $600 and $700 at comparable condos that lack the 421-a exemption.
On the CD that accompanies ZaatarDiva, Hammad performs the poems in the book in a voice that captures the emotional range and raw immediacy of her work.