imminence

[im-uh-nuh ns]
noun
  1. Also im·mi·nen·cy. the state or condition of being imminent or impending: the imminence of war.
  2. 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
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Word Origin and History for imminency

imminence

n.

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

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