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immanent

[ im-uh-nuhnt ]
/ ˈɪm ə nənt /
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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).
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Origin of immanent

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

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH immanent

eminent, immanent , imminent
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How to use immanent in a sentence

  • Nature never disappoints, for she is of God and in her he yet immanently abides.

    Among the Forces|Henry White Warren

British Dictionary definitions for immanent

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 forms of immanent

immanence 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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