verb (used with object)
to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed: to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy.
to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.
Theology. (of the Deity) to be above and independent of (the universe, time, etc.).
verb (used without object)
to be transcendent or superior; excel: His competitiveness made him want to transcend.

1300–50; Middle English < Latin trānscendere to surmount, equivalent to trāns- trans- + -scendere, combining form of scandere to climb

transcendingly, adverb
untranscended, adjective

2. outstrip. Unabridged
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transcend (trænˈsɛnd)
1.  to go above or beyond (a limit, expectation, etc), as in degree or excellence
2.  (tr) to be superior to
3.  philosophy, theol (esp of the Deity) to exist beyond (the material world)
[C14: from Latin trānscendere to climb over, from trans- + scandere to climb]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from L. transcendere "climb over or beyond, surmount," from trans- "beyond" + scandere "to climb" (see scan (v.)).
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Example sentences
For the bad and good have always been transcended, in my case.
The security for those core needs has transcended to the ability to create the
  financial resources to buy those things.
Some of the discussion transcended the usual gripe-and-groan routine, however.
But the torch and the opening ceremony transcended those rather sordid origins,
  and it became this wonderful tradition.
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