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noun [uncountable] urgency pronunciation in British English /ˈɜː(r)dʒ(ə)nsi/
  1. 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 to convey a sense of urgency.
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