im·​ma·​nent | \ ˈi-mə-nənt How to pronounce immanent (audio) \

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

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Other Words from immanent

immanently adverb

Examples of immanent in a Sentence

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

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Robinson’s fiction also exposes the vexed terms of our devotion to the wonders of the immanent world. Leslie Jamison, The Atlantic, "The Power of Grace," 17 Sep. 2014

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First Known Use of immanent

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for immanent

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

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