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immediately definition


This page has two definitions of immediately in English. Immediately is an adverb and conjunction. Examples of how to use immediately in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



From immediate +‎ -ly.


  • IPA(key): /ɪˈmiːdi.ətli/, /əˈmiːdi.ətli/
  • (colloquial) IPA(key): /ɪˈmiːdʒətli/, /əˈmiːdʒətli/
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  • Hyphenation: im‧me‧di‧ate‧ly, im‧me‧diate‧ly


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, 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 quotations using this term, see Citations:immediately.





  1. directly (as soon as), instantly. Indicates that the independent clause describes something that occurs immediately after the dependent clause's referent does.