[ im-uh-nuhns ]

  1. the state of being inherent or exclusively existing within something: “Place” is a fundamental concept; it has evaded theorizing because of its immanence and omnipresence.

  2. Theology. the state or quality of a Deity exclusively existing within the universe, time, etc.: A horizontal axis stretches from God’s immanence in the world, on the left, to transcendence of it, on the right.

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Origin of immanence

  • Rarely im·ma·nen·cy [im-uh-nuhn-see] /ˈɪm ə nən si/ .

Other words from immanence

  • non·im·ma·nence, noun
  • non·im·ma·nen·cy, noun

Words Nearby immanence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use immanence in a sentence

  • Not only does the teaching of the immanence of God in the seas help the nations into closer fellowship.

    The United Seas | Robert W. Rogers
  • immanence—Agnosticism is the negative side of Modernism; immanence constitutes its positive constituent.

    The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
  • And, locally, there is also the immanence in the South of water competition by sea and river to be kept in mind.

  • It is just here that Buddhism is on the side of modern pantheism and immanence.

    Orthodoxy | G. K. Chesterton
  • The mind is immanence of Being, an original relation to all we have named reality and worshipped as divine.