[ im-uh-nuh ns ]
/ ˈɪm ə nəns /


Also im·mi·nen·cy. the state or condition of being imminent or impending: the imminence of war.
something that is imminent, especially an impending evil or danger.

Nearby words

  1. immie,
  2. immigrant,
  3. immigrate,
  4. immigration,
  5. immigration and nationality act,
  6. imminent,
  7. imminently,
  8. immingham,
  9. immingle,
  10. immiscible

Origin of imminence

From the Late Latin word imminentia, dating back to 1600–10. See imminent, -ence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for imminence



c.1600, from Late Latin imminentia, from Latin imminentem (see imminent).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper