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transcendent

[tran-sen-duh nt] /trænˈsɛn dənt/
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.
  1. Scholasticism. above all possible modes of the infinite.
  2. Kantianism. transcending experience; not realizable in human experience.
    Compare transcendental (defs 5a, c).
  3. (in modern realism) referred to, but beyond, direct apprehension; outside consciousness.
noun, Mathematics
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Latin trānscendent- (stem of trānscendēns), present participle of trānscendere. See transcend, -ent
Related forms
transcendently, adverb
transcendentness, noun
supertranscendent, adjective
supertranscendently, adverb
supertranscendentness, noun
untranscendent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transcendently

transcendent

/trænˈsɛndənt/
adjective
1.
exceeding or surpassing in degree or excellence
2.
  1. (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
  2. (of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
  3. beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
3.
(theol) (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
4.
free from the limitations inherent in matter
noun
5.
(philosophy) a transcendent thing
Derived Forms
transcendence, transcendency, noun
transcendently, adverb
transcendentness, noun
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Word Origin and History for transcendently

transcendent

adj.

mid-15c., from Latin transcendentem, present participle of transcendere (see transcend).

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