[ 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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use immanence in a sentence

  • In one I simply carry out to their logical consequencesiv the doctrine of the Divine Immanency.

    Evolution | Joseph Le Conte
  • The doctrine of the Divine immanency carries with it the solution of many vexed questions.

    Evolution | Joseph Le Conte
  • The relation between God and man is a relation of immanency.

    The Theistic Conception of the World | B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker