Definitions for immanentˈɪm ə nənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immanent, subjective(adj)

    of a mental act performed entirely within the mind

    "a cognition is an immanent act of mind"

  2. immanent(adj)

    of qualities that are spread throughout something

    "ambition is immanent in human nature"; "we think of God as immanent in nature"


  1. immanent(Adjective)

    Naturally part of something; existing throughout and within something; inherent; integral; intrinsic; indwelling.

  2. immanent(Adjective)

    Restricted entirely to the mind or a given domain; internal; subjective.

  3. immanent(Adjective)

    existing within and throughout the mind and the world; dwelling within and throughout all things, all time, etc. Compare transcendent.

  4. immanent(Adjective)

    Taking place entirely within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it. Compare emanant, transeunt.

  5. immanent(Adjective)

    Being within the limits of experience or knowledge.

  6. Origin: Entered English around 1530, via , from immanens, present participle of immanere, from im- + manere. Cognate with remain and manor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immanent(adj)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. immanens, p. pr. of immanere to remain in or near; pref. im- in + manere to remain: cf. F. immanent.]

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