Immanent Definition

Living, remaining, or operating within; inherent.
Webster's New World
Present throughout the universe.
Webster's New World
Restricted entirely to the mind; subjective.
American Heritage

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


(philosophy, of a mental act) Taking place entirely within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it. Compare emanant, transeunt.


Origin of Immanent

  • Entered English around 1530, via French, from Late Latin immanēns, present participle of Latin immanēre, from im- (“in”) + manēre (“to dwell, remain, stay”). Cognate with remain and manor.

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin immanēns immanent- present participle of immanēre to remain in Latin in- in in–2 Latin manēre to remain men-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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