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imminency

Definition:

the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Related to:

imminent

Plural:

imminencies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Latin imminēre to project over, from im- (in) + -minēre to project; related...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Merriam-Webster:

imminence | imminency [sense-specific] | hazard [synonym, sense-specific] | danger [synonym, sense-specific] | menace [synonym, sense-specific] | peril [synonym, sense-specific] | pitfall [synonym, sense-specific] | risk [synonym, sense-specific] | threat [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

something imminent ; especially, impending evil or danger | the quality or state of being imminent (15 of 80 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/imminence

Random House Dictionary:

imminence | imminency [sense-specific]

the state or condition of being imminent or impending. | something that is imminent, especially an impending evil or danger. (19 of 30 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/imminence

New World Dictionary:

imminence | imminency [sense-specific]

the quality or fact of being imminent | something imminent; especially, impending evil, danger, etc. (14 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

imminence | imminency | imminencies [plural]

The quality or condition of being about to occur. | Something about to occur. (13 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/imminence

Wiktionary:

imminence | imminency [archaic] | imminencies [archaic, plural]

The state or condition of being about to happen, imminent. (10 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/imminence

Collins Dictionary:

imminence | imminent | impending [synonym, sense-specific] | imminentness [noun, derived]

the quality or state of being about to happen soon or impending | liable to happen soon; impending | [obsolete] jutting out or overhanging (22 of 515 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/imminence

Wikipedia:

Imminence [disambiguation] | imminent

the quality of being imminent, i.e. about to occur. Imminence is used: In law: Imminent threat, justification for the use of force in international law | Right of self-defense for civilians requires a similar "imminent" threat | Assault (tort),... (37 of 215 words, 13 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

imminent | imminence [derived] | imminently [derived]

about to happen | [archaic] : overhanging. (6 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/imminent

Cambridge Dictionary:

imminent | imminently [adverb, derived] | imminence [noun, derived]

coming or likely to happen very soon (7 of 24 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/imminent

Britannica Encyclopedia:

state [sovereign political entity]

political organization of society, or the body politic, or, more narrowly, the institutions of government. The state is a form of human association ... (23 of 1012 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/563762​/state

Macmillan British Dictionary:

state | states [plural] | the States | be in/get into a real state | in a fit state | in state

[countable, usually singular] the condition of something at a particular ... | [countable] a nation, or a country ; [countable] a region of a country ... (24 of 329 words, 9 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/state

state [only before noun, adjective]

a state occasion or event involves a country's government or head | a state institution is one that is paid for and run by the government | taking ... (26 of 171 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/state 38

state [transitive, verb] | stated [past tense] | stating [present participle] | states [3rd-person singular present]

to express something in speech or writing, especially in a definite or formal way | to give information (17 of 92 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/state 27

Columbia Encyclopedia:

government | state

system of social control under which the right to make laws, and the right to enforce them, is vested in a particular group in society. There are many ... (28 of 251 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0821419​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

state | states [plural] | stated [past tense] | stating [present participle]

an area forming part of a federal country such as the United States or ... | a country or nation with its own sovereign independent government | a ... (26 of 451 words, 15 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861714652​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

imminence | imminent

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin imminēre to project over, from im- (in) + -minēre to project; related to mons mountain

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/imminence

impendency | impendence | impend

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin impendēre to overhang, from pendēre to hang

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/impendency

New World Dictionary:

imminence

Origin: Latin imminentia

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/imminence

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

imminency

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imminence

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impendency

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

imminency

Audio: North American pronunciation of "imminency"

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imminence

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YourDictionary Audio:

imminency

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imminence

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Cambridge Dictionary:

imminent

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "imminence"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "imminence"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/imminent

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