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1. Existing or remaining within; inherent: believed in a God immanent in humans.
2. Restricted entirely to the mind; subjective.

[Late Latin immanēns, immanent-, present participle of immanēre, to remain in : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin manēre, to remain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

im′ma·nence, im′ma·nen·cy n.
im′ma·nent·ly adv.
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Noun1.immanency - the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
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The immediacy promised by him in communication with the divine and the immanency of this contact in the very soul itself, do radically defy the autonomy of immortal existence that Christianity had accustomed to preserve.
As illustrated earlier in this paper the progressive, devout, and fundamentalist women argue the religious feasibility of the simplest of issues such as pet hosting, picture viewing (El Saadawi 1994, 29), cologne wearing (El Saadawi 1994, 31), and calls to prayer that disturb the sleep of some of these women (El Saadawi 1994, 31), to the more serious issues such as the religious feasibility of using modern medicine (El Saadawi 1994, 48), mingling with non-Muslims, the immanency of the veil (El Saadawi 1994, 49), the obligation to obliterate infidels, and the ability to communicate with God:
Metafictionality--which goes back to the birth of the novel, yet has acquired a special place in postmodern fiction--imports the beyond into the story and its immanency, without it losing its "beyond" status in the process.