im‧me‧di‧ate‧ly1 S2 W1
without delay [= at once]:
Mix in the remaining ingredients and serve immediately.
The telephone rang, and he answered it immediately.
very soon before or after something
immediately after/following something
He retired immediately after the end of the war.
immediately before/preceding something
I can't remember what happened immediately before the crash.
able to be seen or understood very easily:
The solution to this problem is not immediately obvious.
4 [+ adjective/adverb]
very near to something
immediately behind/above/below/in front of etc something
the seat immediately behind the driver
very closely involved etc in a particular situation:
Those most immediately involved in the disaster will be given support.