Definition of Transcendence

1. Noun. A state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience.

Exact synonyms: Transcendency
Generic synonyms: Being, Beingness, Existence
Derivative terms: Transcendent, Transcendent

2. Noun. The state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits.

Definition of Transcendence

1. Noun. the act of surpassing usual limits ¹

2. Noun. the state of being beyond the range of normal perception ¹

3. Noun. the state of being free from the constraints of the material world, as in the case of a deity ¹

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Definition of Transcendence

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Transcendence

transcellular fluids
transcellular transport
transcellular water
transcendence (current term)
transcendental anatomy
transcendental critique
transcendental egos
transcendental function
transcendental functions
transcendental idealism
transcendental meditation
transcendental number
transcendental numbers

Literary usage of Transcendence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Theology as an Empirical Science by Douglas Clyde Macintosh (1919)
"The emphasis upon transcendence is thus a mark of religious realism, ... The doctrine of transcendence must not be carried to a onesided extreme, of course; ..."

2. The Idea of God: Historical, Critical, Constructive by Clarence Augustine Beckwith (1922)
"... XL transcendence AND IMMANENCE THE doctrines of the divine transcendence and the divine immanence have had a long and checkered history. ..."

3. The Idea of God: Historical, Critical, Constructive by Clarence Augustine Beckwith (1922)
"But transcendence and immanence, as these were conceived by Greek thinkers, ... II In Greek thought transcendence in an extreme form is the doctrine of ..."

4. Recent Advances in Theistic Philosophy of Religion by James Lindsay (1897)
"We grant that transcendence may, everything considered, be thereby more difficult of conception ; but the reasons urged do not seem to us to be sufficient ..."

5. American Poets and Their Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1916)
"Wordsworth sees in nature the immanence of God, Bryant sees in nature God's transcendence rather, and so is the greater Puritan of the two. ..."

6. Famous Problems of Elementary Geometry: The Duplication of the Cube; the by Felix Klein (1897)
"This seems to be contrary to our theorems about the transcendence of e. ... A further consequence of Lindemann's corollary is the transcendence, ..."

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