- remaining within; indwelling; inherent.
- Philosophy. (of a mental act) taking place within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it.Compare transeunt.
- Theology. (of the Deity) indwelling the universe, time, etc.Compare transcendent(def 3).
- existing, operating, or remaining within; inherent
- of or relating to the pantheistic conception of God, as being present throughout the universeCompare transcendent (def. 3)
“indwelling, inherent,” 1530s, via French, from Late Latin immanens, present participle of Latin immanere “to dwell in, remain in,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + manere “to dwell” (see manor). Contrasted with transcendent. Related: Immanently.