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Dictionary Definition

imminent adj : close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement" [syn: at hand(p), close at hand(p), impending]

User Contributed Dictionary



From the present participle of imminere, "to overhang", from minere, "to jut out".


  • IPA: /ˈɪmɪnənt/ or /ˈɪmənənt/


  1. about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.

Usage notes

Imminent and eminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Imminent is also sometimes confused with immanent.


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Extensive Definition

otheruses Imminence Imminent is a Belgian musical project formerly, and still commonly known as Imminent Starvation. It is a staple act of Germany’s industrial and power noise record label, Ant-Zen.

Members / History

Imminent Starvation was founded by Olivier Moreau, who has been its only member since its inception. In 1999, Moreau destroyed his mixing table, and gave away its pieces with the limited edition of his release Nord. Shortly thereafter, the name Imminent Starvation was shortened to just Imminent.
Moreau participates in a number of side-projects and other collaborations, such as Axiome, Myrza, Ambre, Delta Files, 2 Be Freak, Torsion, and Urawa.


  • Emergency Provision, 1993, Tape
  • Human Dislocation, 1997, CD
  • Human Relocation, 1997, LP
  • Remix Item, 1998, 10” (with Synapscape)
  • Ethyl6, 1998, LP
  • North, 1999, LP
  • Nord, 1999, Boxset / CD
  • Nand, 1999, 7” (Avail. In Nord Box)
  • Screenwalking, 2000, CD / LP (with Synapscape)
  • The Incredible Three, 2004, 7” (with Synapscape)
  • The Start of the Incredible Three, 2005, 7” (with Synapscape)
  • The Return of the Incredible Three, TBA, 7" (with Synapscape)

See also

External links

imminent in Polish: Imminent

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