immediately

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From immediate +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈmiːdi.ətli/
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  • Hyphenation: im‧me‧di‧ate‧ly

Adverb[edit]

immediately (not comparable)

  1. In an immediate manner; instantly or without delay.
    I hope we can begin immediately.
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 96:
      His unruly hair was slicked down with water, and as Jessamy introduced him to Miss Brindle his face assumed a cherubic innocence which would immediately have aroused the suspicions of anyone who knew him.
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Spain failed to move through the gears despite exerting control for lengthy spells and a measure of perspective must be applied immediately to the outcome.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:immediately.

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Conjunction[edit]

immediately

  1. Indicates that the dependent clause describes something that occurs immediately after the independent clause's referent does.

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