immanent

[ im-uh-nuhnt ]
/ ˈɪm ə nənt /

adjective

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- (stem of immanēns), present participle of immanēre to stay in, equivalent to im- im-1 + man(ēre) to stay + -ent- -ent; see remain
Related forms
Can be confusedeminent immanent imminent
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immanent

/ (ˈɪmənənt) /

adjective

existing, operating, or remaining within; inherent
of or relating to the pantheistic conception of God, as being present throughout the universeCompare transcendent (def. 3)
Derived Formsimmanence or immanency, nounimmanently, 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 immanent

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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