immanent


im·ma·nent

adjective \-nənt\

Definition of IMMANENT

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