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immanent

[ im-uh-nuhnt ]

adjective

  1. remaining within; indwelling; inherent.

    Synonyms: intrinsic, inborn, innate

    Antonyms: superimposed, extrinsic

  2. Philosophy. (of a mental act) taking place within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it. Compare transeunt.
  3. Theology. (of the Deity) indwelling the universe, time, etc. Compare transcendent ( def 3 ).


immanent

/ ˈɪmənənt /

adjective

  1. existing, operating, or remaining within; inherent
  2. of or relating to the pantheistic conception of God, as being present throughout the universe Compare transcendent


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Derived Forms

  • ˈimmanently, adverb
  • ˈimmanence, noun

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Other Words From

  • im·ma·nence [im, -, uh, -n, uh, ns], im·ma·nen·cy [im, -, uh, -n, uh, n-see], noun
  • im·ma·nent·ly adverb
  • 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of immanent1

First recorded in 1525–35; from Late Latin immanent- (stem of immanēns ), present participle of immanēre “to stay in,” equivalent to im- “in” ( im- 1 ) + man(ēre) “to stay” + -ent- adjective suffix ( -ent ); remain

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Word History and Origins

Origin of immanent1

C16: from Latin immanēre to remain in, from im- (in) + manēre to stay

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Example Sentences

They need God to feel immanent, nearly material like a Greek deity, while we need God to be thought ineffable and mysterious.

And yet there was a likeness, not so much speaking as immanent, not so much in any particular feature as upon the whole.

Through its immanent psychical power it is to exercise magical coercion over the soul of the god or the saint.

The development, moreover, is not immanent in religion; it is the result of external causes.

This entire social complex has been subsumed under the principle that law is immanent in all history.

The spiritual life is thus individual and over-individual, historical and over-historical, transcendent and immanent.

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