transcendence

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tran·scen·dent

 (trăn-sĕn′dənt)
adj.
1. Surpassing others; preeminent or supreme.
2. Lying beyond the ordinary range of perception: "fails to achieve a transcendent significance in suffering and squalor" (National Review).
3. Philosophy
a. Transcending the Aristotelian categories.
b. In Kant's theory of knowledge, being beyond the limits of experience and hence unknowable.
4. Being above and independent of the material universe. Used of the Deity.

tran·scen′dence, tran·scen′den·cy n.
tran·scen′dent·ly adv.

tran•scend•ence

(trænˈsɛn dəns)

also tran•scend′en•cy,



n.
the quality or state of being transcendent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transcendence - a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experiencetranscendence - a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
being, beingness, existence - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
2.transcendence - the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limitstranscendence - the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
supremacy, domination, mastery - power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas"

transcendence

transcendency
noun greatness, excellence, superiority, supremacy, ascendancy, pre-eminence, sublimity, paramountcy, incomparability, matchlessness the absolute transcendence of God over all human knowledge and work
Translations

transcendence

[trænˈsendəns] N
1. (= superiority) → lo sobresaliente
2. (Philos) → trascendencia f

transcendence

[trænˈsɛndəns] ntranscendance f

transcendence

, transcendency
nErhabenheit f; (Philos) → Transzendenz f
References in classic literature ?
There is one transcendant advantage belonging to the province of the State governments, which alone suffices to place the matter in a clear and satisfactory light, -- I mean the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice.
Les gens vous donnent une telle energie qu'on veut la transformer sur la piste en se transcendant dans la voiture.
Des figures simplistes figees frisant la caricature (grosso modo dans le cinema commercial) ou inscrite dans une fonction metaphorique transcendant la fable(le cinema d'auteur a partir des annees 70).
Cette influence apparait aussi dans l'insistance de Sauve a rappeler le caractere sacre et transcendant de la << personne humaine >>.
There is one transcendant advantage belonging to the province of the State governments.
Bien plus, il est susceptible de faire de ces deficients visuels, des citoyens egaux en droits et des acteurs contribuant, de facon concrete, au developpement de leur pays, transcendant leurs handicap et oeuvrant pour leur propre epanouissement.
7) For the historical approach to the contractual deontology, see Eugeniu Sperantia, "Droit laique, droit transcendant et obligativite" in Analele Facultatii de Drept din Cluj no.
Il ajoute qu'a travers cette repetition des gestes d'un modele transcendant, "l'homme est projete a l'epoque mythique oU les archetypes ont ete pour la premiere fois reveles," ce qui a pour effet "l'abolition implicite du temps profane, de la duree, de l'histoire" et la projection de celui qui reitere le geste exemplaire dans le temps mythique ou fut, a l'origine, accompli ce geste (49-50).
Siddons]; she was a pattern to others for her conjugal fidelity and her maternal affection, as well as her transcendant talents; she was an ornament to her sex as well as to her profession.
Perhaps it's telling that the truly transcendant - Thin Lizzy, U2 and Villagers to name a few - have surfaced during times of hardship and that so many wishy-washy singersongwriters have stretched Ireland's credibility in the mid-to-late noughties.
La langue, pour bien des francophones du Quebec, n'est pas qu'un instrument de communication, il s'agit d'un element qui est constitutif du soi transcendant.