Definition of imminent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪmɪnənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmɪnənt//
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(especially of something unpleasant) likely to happen very soon the imminent threat of invasion The system is in imminent danger of collapse. An announcement about his resignation is imminent. An attack seems imminent. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin imminent- ‘overhanging, impending’, from the verb imminere, from in- ‘upon, towards’ + minere ‘to project’.
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