What does immanent mean?

Definitions for immanentˈɪm ə nənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word immanent.

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.]

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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Metamorphosis is an immanent component and one of the most profound processes of life, IMHO. We constantly transform into better versions of ourselves, gracefully like a Caterpillar into a beautiful Butterfly. Metamorphosis continues throughout our journey of life, and extends from one generation to next generations. There is an element of elegance and beauty in the fact that we all evolve continuously, and metamorphosize metaphorically, into better and more beautiful versions of ourselves; just like fascinating Butterflies with Earth as our Chrysalis.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La métamorphose est un élément immanent et l'un des processus les plus profondes de la vie, à mon humble avis. Nous transformons en permanence dans de meilleures versions de nous-mêmes, comme la chenille au beau papillon. La métamorphose continue tout au long de notre voyage de la vie, puis étend de génération en générations à venir encore à venir. Il ya un élément de l'élégance et de la beauté dans le fait que nous avons tous évoluer en permanence, et métaphoriquement tendance à se transformer, à de meilleurs et de belles versions de nous-mêmes, comme des papillons avec de la terre que nos Chrysalide.

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