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Definitions of immanent

  1. Immanence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. (philosophy) of a mental act; occurring entirely within the mind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Remaining within; inherent; indwelling; abiding; intrinsic; internal or subjective; hence, limited in activity, agency, or effect, to the subject or associated acts; - opposed to emanant, transitory, transitive, or objective. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Remaining within; indwelling; as, an immanent power of the mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Remaining within: inherent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Indwelling; inherent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Inherent; abiding; intrinsic. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for immanent

  1. That there is an " intimate divinity" which is the source of all true wisdom, that the duty of man is to listen to its voice and to follow it, that " the sanity of man needs the poise of this immanent force," that the rule is " Do what you know, and perception is converted into character,"- all this is strongly enforced and richly illustrated in this Oration. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  2. The fact, if it be a fact, that countless other combinations were possible, and this alone was chosen, shows that the will immanent in the evolution process is free will. – Evolution by Frank B. Jevons
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