Synonyms Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for immanent on Thesaurus.com 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 Antonyms 1. extrinsic, acquired, superimposed.
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Examples from the Web for immanently Historical Examples Nature never disappoints, for she is of God and in her he yet immanently abides. British Dictionary definitions for immanently 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
C16: from Latin
immanēre to remain in, from im- (in) + manēre to stay
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Word Origin and History for immanently 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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