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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 ?
And as to ideas, entities, abstractions, and transcendentals, I could never drive the least conception into their heads.
It is not impossible that he was affected with the transcendentals.
But, drawing on this tradition in a compelling way, Jacques Maritain writes, "Strictly speaking, Beauty is the radiance of all the transcendentals united.
Nonetheless, it can be important, for the choice of transcendentals bears on the perceived conservativity and the perceived consequences of the theory.
Note, however, that this predominance is only relative, because a real human experience is only possible if all three aspects are integrated in the awareness of the transcendental dimension of the human being; none of the three transcendentals [truth, goodness, beauty] can be whole without the others.
Among the transcendentals, beauty, as Plato would say, most immediately attracts us higher, and, Balthasar would add, relates analogously to that central Biblical category of glory.
Thus it is an important task to develop the skills to discern these transcendentals.
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Things are a bit more complicated when it comes to the transcendentals.
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We will not pull out of our hats new transcendentals or new definitions of the will to power to impose on the multitude.