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emanate (EM uh nayt") (verb)
To come forth, as from a certain source: The smoke did indeed emanate from the distant chimney.
eminent (EM uh nuhnt) (adjective)
1. Well-known, prominent, renowned: The doctor was an eminent surgeon in the local hospital.
2. Descriptive of something rising above other things or places: The snow-capped mountain was eminent among the other low hills.
immanent (IM uh nuhnt) (adjective)
1. Characterised by living, remaining, or operating within; inherent: Greta demonstrated immanent good sense in her dress and behavior.
2. Present throughout the universe, said of God: Transcendent, immanent, and indwelling the universe, time, etc.; or God as immanent and existing in and extending into all parts of the created universe.
3. Concerning a thought or an activity which occurs within the mind: Thinking or daydreaming is an immanent activity.
4. Pertaining to qualities or characteristics which are common throughout life: Self-preservation is an immanent characteristic of most mammals.
immediate (i MEE dee it) (adjective)
1. Referring to something which happens or is accomplished with a minimum of time or distance: The clap of thunder was immediate after the flash of lightening.
2. Concerning something which should happen without disruption or delay: The telegram asked for an immediate answer.
3. Descriptive of one's position in relation to others; next in line: Stefan was Luisa's most immediate, or closest, relative.
imminent (IM uh nuhnt) (adjective)
1. Relating to something which could happen without delay or at any moment; near at hand: Judging by the gray clouds in the sky, a thunderstorm is imminent.
2. Immediate, ready to happen without further notice: Leaping onto the subway tracks places a person in imminent danger and is a foolish thing to do.

The imminent arrival of the eminent performer seemed inevitable.

Suddenly, there was a cheer which did emanate from the crowd waiting at the station; however, it was difficult to determine what the immediate cause of the cheering was.

The performer arrived, as always exuding immanent courtesy and charm.

1. Occurring, accomplished, or taking effect without delay or lapse of time; done at once; instant.
2. That which directly touches or concerns a person or thing; having a direct bearing.

This word came from Middle English immediat, from Old French, from Late Latin immediatus. Etymologically, Latin in-, "not" and the past participle of mediare, "to be in the middle".

In 1392, imediat meant: "intervening, interposed"; later, in about 1410, it had the meaning of "absolute, conclusive"; then, probably before 1425, immediate took on the meaning of "nothing between, direct".

With reference to time, the meaning of "coming at once, done without delay", is found in 1558.

—Robert K. Barnhart, Ed.; The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology
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