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immanent

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adjective im·ma·nent \-nənt\

Definition of immanent

  1. 1 :  indwelling, inherent <beauty is not something imposed but something immanent — Anthony Burgess>

  2. 2 :  being within the limits of possible experience or knowledge — compare transcendent

im·ma·nent·ly adverb


Examples of immanent

  1. <a question as to whether altruism is immanent in all individuals or is instead acquired from without>



Origin of immanent

Late Latin immanent-, immanens, present participle of immanēre to remain in place, from Latin in- + manēre to remain — more at mansion


First Known Use: 1535


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