[im-uh-nuh ns]


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.

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 imminency



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper