Definitions for immanentˈɪm ə nənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
im•ma•nentˈɪm ə nənt(adj.)
remaining within; indwelling; inherent.
(of the Deity) indwelling the universe, time, etc.
Category: Philosphy, Religion
Ref: Compare transcendent (def. 3). 3
Origin of immanent:
1525–35; < LL immanēre to stay in its own place = L im-im-1+manēre to stay
of a mental act performed entirely within the mind
"a cognition is an immanent act of mind"
of qualities that are spread throughout something
"ambition is immanent in human nature"; "we think of God as immanent in nature"
Naturally part of something; existing throughout and within something; inherent; integral; intrinsic; indwelling.
Restricted entirely to the mind or a given domain; internal; subjective.
existing within and throughout the mind and the world; dwelling within and throughout all things, all time, etc. Compare transcendent.
Taking place entirely within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it. Compare emanant, transeunt.
Being within the limits of experience or knowledge.
Origin: Entered English around 1530, via , from immanens, present participle of immanere, from im- + manere. Cognate with remain and manor.
remaining within; inherent; indwelling; abiding; intrinsic; internal or subjective; hence, limited in activity, agency, or effect, to the subject or associated acts; -- opposed to emanant, transitory, transitive, or objective