immanence

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French immanence.

NounEdit

immanence (plural immanences)

  1. The state of being immanent; inherency.
  2. The state of dwelling within and not extending beyond a given domain.
  3. (philosophy, metaphysics, theology) The concept of the presence of deity in and throughout the real world; the idea that God is everywhere and in everything. Contrast transcendence.

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Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with imminence or immanant.

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Last modified on 19 January 2014, at 02:29