Synonyms Examples Word Origin remaining within; indwelling; inherent. . Philosophy (of a mental act) taking place within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it. Compare transeunt. . Theology (of the Deity) indwelling the universe, time, etc. Compare transcendent. (def 3) Origin of immanent 1525–35;
Late Latin immanent-
), present participle of
to stay in, equivalent to
im- im- 1
) to stay +
remain Related forms im·ma·nence, im·ma·nen·cy, noun im·ma·nent·ly, adverb non·im·ma·nence, noun non·im·ma·nen·cy, noun non·im·ma·nent, adjective non·im·ma·nent·ly, adverb un·im·ma·nent, adjective un·im·ma·nent·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for immanence Historical Examples of immanence
There is nothing profound about this conception of "
The other truth which Greek thought had realized was the
immanence of reason in nature and in man.
Popular poetry is all against Pantheism and quite removed from
The doctrine of God's "
immanence" was almost a commonplace with Browning's generation.
It is just here that Buddhism is on the side of modern pantheism and
immanence. British Dictionary definitions for immanence existing, operating, or remaining within; inherent of or relating to the pantheistic conception of God, as being present throughout the universe Compare transcendent (def. 3) Derived Forms immanence or immanency, noun immanently, adverb Word Origin for immanent
C16: from Latin
immanēre to remain in, from im- (in) + manēre to stay
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Word Origin and History for immanence immanent adj.
"indwelling, inherent," 1530s, via French, from Late Latin
immanens, present participle of Latin immanere "to dwell in, remain in," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + manere "to dwell" (see manor). Contrasted with transcendent. Related: Immanently.
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