- The definition of immanent is something that is existing within.
A belief in God is an example of something that is immanent in the texts of Christianity.
- living, remaining, or operating within; inherent
- Theol. present throughout the universe: said of God
Origin: LL immanens, present participle of immanere, to remain inch(es) or near from in-, inch(es) plush manere, to remain: see manor
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- Existing or remaining within; inherent: believed in a God immanent in humans.
- Restricted entirely to the mind; subjective.
Origin: Late Latin immanēns, immanent-, present participle of immanēre, to remain in : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin manēre, to remain; see men-3 in Indo-European roots.
- imˈma·nence, imˈma·nen·cy noun
- imˈma·nent·ly adverb