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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.immanence - 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 robust, corporeal angels accompanying God the Father and Christ just overhead reflect the Jesuits' belief in the immanance of angelic beings.
Consider the similarities in their outlooks: their shared conviction that it is the "familiar" or the "at-hand" that yields the deepest meaning; their shared fascination with etymology; Heidegger's explicit belief, and DeLillo's performative one, that the world must be viewed from a stance of "radical astonishment"; the closeness of the statements "language is the deepest being" (DeLillo) and "Language is the House of Being" (Heidegger); their concepts of immanance - Being for Heidegger, intimations of "presence" or "something hover[ing]" in DeLillo; their metaphors of "illumination" or "unconcealment" in epiphany; and finally, their preoccupation with death.