, a microscopic objective of short focal distance designed to work with a drop of liquid, as oil, between the front lens and the slide, so that this lens is practically immersed.

(Im*mer"sion*ist), n. (Eccl.) One who holds the doctrine that immersion is essential to Christian baptism.

(Im*mesh") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immeshed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Immeshing.] [Pref. im- in + mesh. Cf. Inmesh.] To catch or entangle in, or as in, the meshes of a net. or in a web; to insnare.

(Im`me*thod"ic*al) a. Not methodical; without method or systematic arrangement; without order or regularity; confused. Addison.

Syn. — Irregular; confused; disoderly; unsystematic; desultory.

(Im`me*thod"ic*al*ly), adv. Without method; confusedly; unsystematically.

(Im`me*thod"ic*al*ness), n. Want of method.

(Im*meth"od*ize) v. t. To render immethodical; to destroy the method of; to confuse. [R.]

(Im*met"ric*al) a. Not metrical or rhythmical. [R.] Chapman.

(Im*mew") v. t. See Emmew.

(Im"mi*grant) n. [L. immigrans, p. pr. of immigrare to go into: cf. F. immigrant. See Immigrate.] One who immigrates; one who comes to a country for the purpose of permanent residence; — correlative of emigrant.

Syn. — See Emigrant.

(Im"mi*grate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immigrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Immigrating ] [L. immigrare, immigratum, to immigrate; pref. im- in + migrare to migrate. See Migrate.] To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See Emigrate.

(Im"mi*gra"tion) n. [Cf. F. immigration.] The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.

The immigrations of the Arabians into Europe.
T. Warton.

(Im"mi*nence) n. [Cf. F. imminence, L. imminentia, See Imminent.]

1. The condition or quality of being imminent; a threatening, as of something about to happen. The imminence of any danger or distress. Fuller.

2. That which is imminent; impending evil or danger. "But dare all imminence." Shak.

(Im"mi*nent) a. [L. imminens, p. pr. of imminere to project; pref. im- in + minere (in comp.) to jut, project. See Eminent.]

1. Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; — said especially of misfortune or peril. "In danger imminent." Spenser.

2. Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.

Hairbreadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach.

Immersion lens

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