Definition of Transcendent

1. Adjective. Exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence.

Exact synonyms: Surpassing
Similar to: Superior
Derivative terms: Transcend, Transcend, Transcendence, Transcendency



2. Adjective. Beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding. "The notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought"
Similar to: Unknowable
Derivative terms: Transcend, Transcend, Transcendence, Transcendency

Definition of Transcendent

1. a. Very excellent; superior or supreme in excellence; surpassing others; as, transcendent worth; transcendent valor.

2. n. That which surpasses or is supereminent; that which is very excellent.

Definition of Transcendent

1. Adjective. surpassing usual limits ¹

2. Adjective. beyond the range of usual perception ¹

3. Adjective. free from constraints of the material world ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Transcendent

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Transcendent

transceived
transceiver
transceivers
transceives
transceiving
transcellular
transcellular fluids
transcellular transport
transcellular water
transcend
transcended
transcendence
transcendences
transcendencies
transcendency
transcendent (current term)
transcendental
transcendental anatomy
transcendental critique
transcendental egos
transcendental function
transcendental functions
transcendental idealism
transcendental meditation
transcendental number
transcendental numbers
transcendental philosophy
transcendental realism
transcendentalism
transcendentalist

Literary usage of Transcendent

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

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This task they accomplished in various ways, eliminating, transforming, or adapting the transcendent reality outside us, the thing-m-itself, ..."

2. Inquiry Into the Rise and Growth of the Royal Prerogative in England by John Allen (1849)
"transcendent ATTRIBUTES OF THE KING. JL O unlearned persons desirous of understanding the constitution of England, the transcendent attributes ascribed to ..."

3. A Handy Guide for Beggars: Especially Those of the Poetic Fraternity; Being by Vachel Lindsay (1916)
"I USED to think, when the corn was blowing, Of my lost lady, Life transcendent, Of her valiant way, of her pride resplendent : For the corn swayed round, ..."

4. A Commentary on Kant's Critick of the Pure Reason: Translated from The by Kuno Fischer, John Pentland Mahaffy (1866)
"The Immanent and transcendent Value of the Pure Concepts—transcendent and transcendental.—Qf things in themselves our understanding can know nothing, ..."

5. Philosophy of Knowledge: An Inquiry Into the Nature, Limits, and Validity of by George Trumbull Ladd (1897)
"... EXPERIENCE AND THE transcendent THAT man can, in no manner and under no conceivable circumstances, transcend his own experience is customarily thought ..."

6. Philosophy of Knowledge: An Inquiry Into the Nature, Limits, and Validity of by George Trumbull Ladd (1897)
"Indeed, the shifting meanings which are given by the contestants to such terms as " experience," " cognition,"' " the transcendent," ete., ..."

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