transcendence

[tran-sen-duhns]
noun
the quality or state of being transcendent.
Also, transcendency.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Medieval Latin trānscendentia. See transcendent, -ence

self-transcendence, noun
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transcendent (trænˈsɛndənt)
 
adj
1.  exceeding or surpassing in degree or excellence
2.  a.  (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
 b.  (of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
 c.  beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
3.  theol (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
4.  free from the limitations inherent in matter
 
n
5.  philosophy a transcendent thing
 
tran'scendence
 
n
 
tran'scendency
 
n
 
tran'scendently
 
adv
 
tran'scendentness
 
n

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They cook for this moment and for the fleeting feeling of delicious
  transcendence they can offer a diner.
If so, it is a good example of the difference between repression and
  transcendence.
But it also appears in the literature of transcendence.
Sometimes a moment of beauty takes a mundane experience into transcendence.
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