immanence

noun
im·​ma·​nence | \ˈi-mə-nən(t)s \

Definition of immanence 

: the quality or state of being immanent especially : inherence

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Scenes from the living caliphate provided a sense of authenticity and immanence to which few extremist groups could ever aspire, all extensively documented and broadcast to the world over the Internet. Amarnath Amarasingam, Washington Post, "With the destruction of the caliphate, the Islamic State has lost far more than territory," 31 Oct. 2017 For Newton, at the same time, believed in the immanence of the Christian God in prophecy. David Davis, WSJ, "Newton the Faithful," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of immanence

1816, in the meaning defined above

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