urgency

  • 1 Urgency — Ur gen*cy, n. [Cf. F. urgence.] The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Urgency — may refer to:* Pan pan, international radio call for an emergency posing no imminent danger * Urinary urgency, medical condition …

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  • 3 urgency — index compulsion (coercion), dispatch (promptness), emergency, exigency, force (compulsion), haste …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 urgency — 1530s; see URGENT (Cf. urgent) + CY (Cf. cy) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 urgency — [ʉr′jən sē] n. pl. urgencies 1. the quality or state of beingurgent; need for action, haste, etc.; stress or pressure, as of necessity 2. insistence; importunity 3. something urgent …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 urgency — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ desperate, extreme, great, utmost ▪ a matter of the utmost urgency ▪ added, new ▪ …

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  • 7 urgency — n. 1) urgency about, in (there is no urgency about this matter) 2) (misc.) a sense of urgency * * * [ ɜːdʒ(ə)nsɪ] in (there is no urgency about this matter) (misc.) a sense of urgency urgency about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 urgency — ur|gen|cy [ ɜrdʒənsi ] noun uncount 1. ) the need to deal with something quickly: Everyone agrees on the urgency of the situation. matter of urgency: Reducing damage to the area is a matter of great urgency. sense of urgency: The sign is intended …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 urgency — UK [ˈɜː(r)dʒ(ə)nsɪ] / US [ˈɜrdʒənsɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) the need to deal with something quickly Everyone agrees on the urgency of the situation. matter of urgency: Reducing damage to the area is a matter of great urgency. sense of urgency: The …

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  • 10 urgency — noun 1. the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑necessity • Hyponyms: ↑hurry, ↑haste, ↑imperativeness, ↑insistence, ↑in …

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  • 11 urgency — noun The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion …

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  • 12 urgency — urgent ► ADJECTIVE 1) requiring immediate action or attention. 2) earnest and insistent. DERIVATIVES urgency noun urgently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 urgency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1540 1. the quality or state of being urgent ; insistence 2. a force or impulse that impels or constructionins ; urge …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 urgency — /err jeuhn see/, n., pl. urgencies. 1. urgent character; imperativeness; insistence; importunateness. 2. urgencies, urgent requirements or needs. [1530 40; < LL urgentia pressure; see URGENT, ENCY] * * * …

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  • 15 urgency — A strong desire to void. motor u. u. from overactive detrusor function. sensory u. u. due to vesicourethral hypersensitivity. * * * ur·gen·cy ər jən sē n, pl cies a su …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 urgency — Synonyms and related words: antecedence, antecedency, anteposition, anteriority, blandishment, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, case of need, clutch, coaxing, compulsion, constraint, crisis, crunch, demandingness, dire necessity, dominion,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 urgency — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. exigency, need, gravity, seriousness; see importance 1 , necessity 3 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. matter of life or death, emergency, crisis, extremity, exigency …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 urgency — ur·gen·cy || ÉœrdÊ’É™nsɪ / ɜːd n. state of being urgent, insistence, imperativeness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 urgency — The condition of being concerned about safety and requiring timely but not immediate assistance. Potentially, a distress situation …

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  • 20 urgency — n. 1. Pressure, press, exigency, emergency, stress, necessity, pressing want. 2. Importunity, entreaty, insistence, solicitation. 3. Incitement, stimulus, spur, goad …

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