transcendent

[tran-sen-duhnt]
adjective
1.
going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
2.
superior or supreme.
3.
Theology. (of the Deity) transcending the universe, time, etc. Compare immanent ( def 3 ).
4.
Philosophy.
a.
Scholasticism. above all possible modes of the infinite.
b.
Kantianism. transcending experience; not realizable in human experience. Compare transcendental ( defs 5a, c ).
c.
(in modern realism) referred to, but beyond, direct apprehension; outside consciousness.
noun Mathematics.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin trānscendent- (stem of trānscendēns), present participle of trānscendere. See transcend, -ent

transcendently, adverb
transcendentness, noun
supertranscendent, adjective
supertranscendently, adverb
supertranscendentness, noun
untranscendent, adjective
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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
 
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tran'scendency
 
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tran'scendently
 
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tran'scendentness
 
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transcendent
1590s, from L. transcendentem, prp. of transcendere (see transcend). Transcendentalism first recorded 1803, in reference to the philosophy of Kant; applied 1842 to the religio-philosophical views of Emerson and similar New England thinkers. Transcendental meditation is recorded from 1966.
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Even culture, symbols-metamorphosis, this transcendent theme in literature
  around the world.
Networking idealists have always preferred to believe that online communities
  have a transcendent sociological value.
There is something transcendent about studying science.
But to do so, they must first believe in abstract, transcendent principles.
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