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tran·scen·den·tal

 (trăn′sĕn-dĕn′tl)
adj.
1. Philosophy
a. Concerned with the a priori or intuitive basis of knowledge as independent of experience.
b. Asserting a fundamental irrationality or supernatural element in experience.
2. Surpassing all others; superior.
3. Beyond common thought or experience; mystical or supernatural.
4. Mathematics Of or relating to a real or complex number that is not the root of any polynomial that has positive degree and rational coefficients.

tran′scen·den′tal·ly adv.

transcendental

(ˌtrænsɛnˈdɛntəl)
adj
1. transcendent, superior, or surpassing
2. (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of Kant)
a. (of a judgment or logical deduction) being both synthetic and a priori
b. of or relating to knowledge of the presuppositions of thought
3. (Philosophy) philosophy beyond our experience of phenomena, although not beyond potential knowledge
4. (Theology) theol surpassing the natural plane of reality or knowledge; supernatural or mystical
ˌtranscendenˈtality n
ˌtranscenˈdentally adv

tran•scen•den•tal

(ˌtræn sɛnˈdɛn tl, -sən-)

adj.
1. transcendent, surpassing, or superior.
2. being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural.
3. abstract or metaphysical.
4. idealistic, lofty, or visionary.
5.
a. beyond the contingent and accidental in human experience, but not beyond all human knowledge.
b. (in Kantian philosophy) of, based upon, or concerned with a priori elements in experience, which condition human knowledge.
6. (of a number) not the root of any algebraic equation with rational coefficients. Compare irrational (def. 4).
[1615–25; < Medieval Latin trānscendentālis. See transcendent, -al1]
tran`scen•den′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.transcendental - existing outside of or not in accordance with naturetranscendental - existing outside of or not in accordance with nature; "find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
2.transcendental - of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

transcendental

adjective
1. Existing only in concept and not in reality:
2. Of, coming from, or relating to forces or beings that exist outside the natural world:
Translations

transcendental

[ˌtrænsenˈdentl]
A. ADJ (Philos) → trascendental
B. CPD transcendental meditation Nmeditación f trascendental

transcendental

adjüberirdisch; (Philos) → transzendental; visiontranszendierend; transcendental meditationtranszendentale Meditation; transcendental number (Math) → transzendente Zahl, Transzendente f

transcendental

[ˌtrænsɛnˈdɛntl] adj (frm) → trascendentale
References in classic literature ?
It is not impossible that he was affected with the transcendentals.
And as to ideas, entities, abstractions, and transcendentals, I could never drive the least conception into their heads.
According to him, the rejection by Valla of the traditional transcendentals was "much in the fashion of William of Ockham, who had a similar aversion to arbitrary abstraction.
The economic palette from which Portia's values are colored shows how even Venice's capitalistic atmosphere grasps at the transcendentals beauty and goodness.
Nonetheless, it can be important, for the choice of transcendentals bears on the perceived conservativity and the perceived consequences of the theory.
Most lists of categories not only contain a fusion of ontological with logical and linguistic categories, but also mix ontological categories with transcendentals and modes of being that will be shown to be entirely different data.
While continuity is often stressed between Scotus and Kant, because Scotus developed the conception of metaphysics as a science of the transcendentals, Harder argues for discontinuity.
As von Balthasar writes, only the incarnate Word of God can unfold for us the "metaphysics of the transcendentals of Being" (Epilogue 78).
The difference between them comes to light particularly in the case of the transcendentals and the way transcendental predicates apply to God and creatures.
Stewart, 2007] Stewart, James, Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2007.
Single variable essential calculus; early transcendentals.
Weil's own adherence to the value of transcendentals is companion to her appreciation for material, contingent being.