Definition of Transcendental

1. Adjective. Existing outside of or not in accordance with nature. "Find transcendental motives for sublunary action"

Exact synonyms: Nonnatural, Otherworldly, Preternatural
Similar to: Supernatural
Derivative terms: Otherworldliness

2. Adjective. Of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material.
Partainyms: Transcendentalism
Derivative terms: Transcendentalism

Definition of Transcendental

1. a. Supereminent; surpassing others; as, transcendental being or qualities.

2. n. A transcendentalist.

Definition of Transcendental

1. Noun. (obsolete) A transcendentalist. ¹

2. Adjective. (philosophy) Concerned with the a priori or intuitive basis of knowledge, independent of experience. ¹

3. Adjective. Superior, surpassing all others. ¹

4. Adjective. Extraordinary. ¹

5. Adjective. Mystical or supernatural. ¹

6. Adjective. (mathematics number theory) Of, or relating to a number that is not the root of any polynomial that has positive degree and rational coefficients. ¹

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Definition of Transcendental

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Transcendental

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

Literary usage of Transcendental

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

1. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1901)
"The second part of our transcendental logic must therefore be a critique of dialectical illusion, and this critique we shall term transcendental ..."

2. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, John Miller Dow Meiklejohn (1855)
"Of the division of transcendental Logic into transcendental Analytic and Dialectic. In transcendental logic we isolate the understanding (as in ..."

3. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, John Miller Dow Meiklejohn (1899)
"VI—transcendental Idealism as the Key to the Solution of Pure Cosmological Dialectic In the transcendental aesthetic, we proved, that everything intuited in ..."

4. 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)
"transcendental philosophy, on the contrary, ¡joes beyond experience, and considers that philosophical speculation is concerned chiefly, if not solely, ..."

5. Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1881)
"transcendental Logic . 74-732 Introduction. The idea of a transcendental Logic ... Of the division of transcendental Logic into transcendental Analytic and ..."

6. Modern Classical Philosophers: Selections Illustrating Modern Philosophy by Benjamin Rand (1908)
"Such a science, as setting forth the origin, the limit, and the objective validity of pure conceptions, we must call transcendental Logic. 4. ..."

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