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im•ma•nent  (imə nənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. remaining within;
    indwelling;
    inherent.
  2. Philosophy(of a mental act) taking place within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it. Cf. transeunt.
  3. Philosophy, Religion[Theol.](of the Deity) indwelling the universe, time, etc. Cf. transcendent (def. 3).
imma•nence, imma•nen•cy, n. 
imma•nent•ly, adv. 
  • Late Latin immanent- (stem of immanēns), present participle of immanēre to stay in, equivalent. to im- im-1 + man(ēre) to stay + -ent- -ent; see remain
  • 1525–35
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged innate, inborn, intrinsic.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged extrinsic, acquired, superimposed.


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immanent /ˈɪmənənt/ adj
  1. existing, operating, or remaining within; inherent
  2. of or relating to the pantheistic conception of God, as being present throughout the universe
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin immanēre to remain in, from im- (in) + manēre to stay

ˈimmanence, ˈimmanency n ˈimmanently adv



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