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[tran-sen-duh ns] /trænˈsɛn dəns/
the quality or state of being transcendent.
Also, transcendency.
Origin of transcendence
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin trānscendentia. See transcendent, -ence
Related forms
self-transcendence, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • It was the kind of dream people have in times of stress, full of light-filled rooms and a feeling of transcendence.
  • And while transcendence is the ultimate goal, there is a life before as well.
  • By night, he writes about the impending robot transcendence.
  • And indeed it is: the gift of transcendence over troubled times, strife and anxiety.
  • Ideology is slowly becoming rigidly prescriptive and political transcendence is becoming less and less possible or admirable.
  • But the message of this book lies in the transcendence of such brutal absolutes.
Word Origin and History for transcendence

c.1600, from Medieval Latin transcendentia, from Latin transcendentem (see transcendent).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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