[ in-heer-uh n-see, -her- ]
/ ɪnˈhɪər ən si, -ˈhɛr- /
noun, plural in·her·en·cies for 2.
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Imminent, Immanent, Or Eminent?When something is imminent, that means it’s impending. Immanent isn’t a typo, it means inherent. Eminent means distinguished. Imminent Imminent means likely to occur at any moment or impending. It refers to something that’s approaching, about to happen, anticipated, or threatening to occur. For example, in Coquette, author Frank Swinnerton uses the word to describe someone’s arrival: “While she was waiting, she one day received …
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