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-3 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
imma·nence, imma·nen·cy n.
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