immediate

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (instant)
a. inmediato
We need an immediate response from the committee if we are to avert disaster.Necesitamos una respuesta inmediata de la comisión si vamos a evitar el desastre.
2. (urgent)
a. urgente
The immediate problem is the damaged roof that needs to be fixed before it rains.El problema urgente es el techo dañado que hay que reparar antes de que llueva.
b. apremiante
The refugees are in immediate need of food, water, and shelter.Los refugiados tienen una necesidad apremiante de alimentos, agua y alojamiento.
3. (near)
a. inmediato
The company seeks to hire an accountant in the immediate future.La empresa busca contratar un contador en el futuro inmediato.
b. más cercano
Only immediate family are allowed to visit.Solo se permite la visita de los familiares más cercanos.
c. directo
Who is your immediate supervisor?¿Quién es tu supervisor directo?
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Precipitation in the immediate vicinity is getting scarcer by the day.Las precipitaciones en los alrededores son cada vez más escasas.
There is no safe place in the immediate vicinity for children to play.No hay ningún lugar seguro en las inmediaciones donde los niños puedan jugar.
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immediate
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. inmediato(a)
in the immediate futureen un futuro inmediato
the immediate familyla familia más cercana
in the immediate vicinityen las inmediaciones
immediate [ɪˈmiːdɪət]
adjective
1 (instant) [+decision, answer, reaction] inmediato
immediate access (Comput) entrada (f) inmediata
to take immediate action actuar inmediatamente or de inmediato
for immediate delivery para entrega inmediata
with immediate [effect]
these changes will take place with immediate effect estos cambios tendrán lugar con un efecto inmediato
an increase with immediate effect His employment had been terminated with immediate effect
2 (urgent) [+needs, problem] urgente; apremiante; [+danger, threat, crisis, task] inmediato
my immediate concern was for Max Max era mi primera preocupación
the immediate needs of the refugees las necesidades urgentes or apremiantes de los refugiados
what are your immediate plans? ¿cuáles son tus planes más inmediatos?
The lack of medicine is probably the biggest immediate threat to human lives The immediate problem was to escape from the building the immediate need is for water the immediate danger has been averted
3 (near) [+future, cause] inmediato; [+predecessor, successor] más inmediato
my immediate family mi familia más cercana
in the immediate future en el futuro inmediato
my immediate neighbours mis vecinos de al lado
to the immediate north/south directamente al norte/sur
in the immediate vicinity en las inmediaciones; en los alrededores
There is some optimism about the immediate future
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