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innate, inborn, intrinsic: an immanent gift of musical ability; inherent; existing or remaining within; subjective
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emanate – to flow out, issue, or proceed; come forth; originate; emit; arise, spring: His great talent emanates from the very depths of his being.
eminent – prominent; distinguished; noteworthy: an eminent author
imminent – about to occur at any moment; impending: in imminent danger
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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. existing, operating, or remaining within; inherent
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to the pantheistic conception of God, as being present throughout the universe. Compare transcendent3
[C16: from Latin immanēre to remain in, from im- (in) + manēre to stay]
ˈimmanence, ˈimmanency n
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im•ma•nent(ˈɪm ə nənt)
1. remaining within; indwelling; inherent.
2. (of the Deity) indwelling the universe, time, etc. Compare transcendent (def. 3).
[1525–35; < Late Latin immanēre to stay in its own place = Latin im- im-1 + manēre to stay]
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|Adj.||1.||immanent - of a mental act performed entirely within the mind; "a cognition is an immanent act of mind"|
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
|2.||immanent - of qualities that are spread throughout something; "ambition is immanent in human nature"; "we think of God as immanent in nature"|
distributive - serving to distribute or allot or disperse
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adjective inherent, innate, intrinsic, natural, internal, indigenous, subjective, congenital, inborn, hard-wired, indwelling hierarchy as the immanent principle of Western society
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immanent[ˈɪmənənt] ADJ → inmanente
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immanent[ˈɪmənənt] (formal) adj → immanent(e)
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