transcendentally

transcendental

[tran-sen-den-tl, -suhn-]
adjective
1.
transcendent, surpassing, or superior.
2.
being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural.
3.
abstract or metaphysical.
4.
idealistic, lofty, or extravagant.
5.
Philosophy.
a.
beyond the contingent and accidental in human experience, but not beyond all human knowledge. Compare transcendent ( def 4b ).
b.
pertaining to certain theories, etc., explaining what is objective as the contribution of the mind.
c.
Kantianism. of, pertaining to, based upon, or concerned with a priori elements in experience, which condition human knowledge. Compare transcendent ( def 4b ).
noun
6.
Mathematics, transcendental number.
7.
transcendentals, Scholasticism. categories that have universal application, as being, one, true, good.

Origin:
1615–25; < Medieval Latin trānscendentālis. See transcendent, -al1

transcendentality, noun
transcendentally, adverb
untranscendental, adjective
untranscendentally, adverb
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transcendental (ˌtrænsɛnˈdɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  transcendent, superior, or surpassing
2.  (in the philosophy of Kant)
 a.  (of a judgment or logical deduction) being both synthetic and a priori
 b.  of or relating to knowledge of the presuppositions of thought
3.  philosophy beyond our experience of phenomena, although not beyond potential knowledge
4.  theol surpassing the natural plane of reality or knowledge; supernatural or mystical
 
transcenden'tality
 
n
 
transcen'dentally
 
adv

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