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ˈɪm ə nəntim·ma·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immanent, subjectiveadjective

    of a mental act performed entirely within the mind

    "a cognition is an immanent act of mind"

  2. immanentadjective

    of qualities that are spread throughout something

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


  1. immanentadjective

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

  2. immanentadjective

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

  3. immanentadjective

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

  4. immanentadjective

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

  5. immanentadjective

    Being within the limits of experience or knowledge.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Immanentadjective

    Intrinsick; inherent; internal.

    Etymology: immanent, French; in and maneo, Latin.

    Judging the infinite essence by our narrow selves, we ascribe intellections, volitions, and such like immanent actions, to that nature which hath nothing in common with us. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

    What he wills and intends once, he willed and intended from all eternity; it being grosly contrary to the very first notions we have of the infinite perfections of the Divine Nature to state or suppose any new immanent act in God. South.


  1. immanent

    The doctrine or theory of immanence holds that the divine encompasses or is manifested in the material world. It is held by some philosophical and metaphysical theories of divine presence. Immanence is usually applied in monotheistic, pantheistic, pandeistic, or panentheistic faiths to suggest that the spiritual world permeates the mundane. It is often contrasted with theories of transcendence, in which the divine is seen to be outside the material world.


  1. immanent

    Immanent refers to something being inherent, intrinsic or naturally present within something else, particularly in a philosophical or spiritual context. It can describe a quality or power, which is perceived as residing within, permanently pervading or being inseparable from an entity or principle. This often contrasts with "transcendent," which describes something that exists beyond or outside of the normal range of experience or comprehension.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immanentadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Immanent

    im′ā-nent, adj. remaining within: inherent.—ns. Imm′ānence, Imm′ānency, the notion that the intelligent and creative principle of the universe pervades the universe itself, a fundamental conception of Pantheism. [L. immanens, -entis, pr.p. of immanērein, in, manēre, to remain.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immanent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immanent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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