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transcend

[tran-send] /trænˈsɛnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed:
to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy.
2.
to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.
3.
Theology. (of the Deity) to be above and independent of (the universe, time, etc.).
verb (used without object)
4.
to be transcendent or superior; excel:
His competitiveness made him want to transcend.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin trānscendere to surmount, equivalent to trāns- trans- + -scendere, combining form of scandere to climb
Related forms
transcendingly, adverb
untranscended, adjective
Synonyms
2. outstrip.
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British Dictionary definitions for transcendingly

transcend

/trænˈsɛnd/
verb
1.
to go above or beyond (a limit, expectation, etc), as in degree or excellence
2.
(transitive) to be superior to
3.
(philosophy, theol) (esp of the Deity) to exist beyond (the material world)
Derived Forms
transcendingly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin trānscendere to climb over, from trans- + scandere to climb
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Word Origin and History for transcendingly

transcend

v.

mid-14c., from Latin transcendere "climb over or beyond, surmount," from trans- "beyond" (see trans-) + scandere "to climb" (see scan (v.)). Related: Transcended; transcending.

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