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transcendent

surpassing all others; pre-eminent: Her beauty was transcendent.
Not to be confused with:
transcendental – mystical; knowledge derived from intuitive sources: It was a transcendental experience.
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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.
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transcendent

(trænˈsɛndənt)
adj
1. exceeding or surpassing in degree or excellence
2. (Philosophy)
a. (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
b. (of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
c. beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
3. (Theology) theol (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world. Compare immanent2
4. (Theology) free from the limitations inherent in matter
n
(Philosophy) philosophy a transcendent thing
tranˈscendence, tranˈscendency n
tranˈscendently adv
tranˈscendentness n
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tran•scend•ent

(trænˈsɛn dənt)

adj.
1. going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
2. superior or supreme.
3. (of the Deity) transcending the universe, time, etc. Compare immanent (def. 2).
4.
a. (in Kantian philosophy) transcending experience; not realizable in human experience.
b. (in modern realism) referred to, but beyond, direct apprehension; outside consciousness.
[1575–85; < Latin trānscendent-, s. of trānscendēns, present participle of trānscendere. See transcend, -ent]
tran•scend′ent•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.transcendent - exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellencetranscendent - exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
2.transcendent - beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding; "the notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought"
unknowable - not knowable; "the unknowable mysteries of life"
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transcendent

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transcendent

adjective
1. Of the greatest possible degree, quality, or intensity:
2. Existing only in concept and not in reality:
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Translations

transcendent

[trænˈsendənt] ADJ
1. (= outstanding) → sobresaliente
2. (Philos) → transcendente
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transcendent

[trænˈsɛndənt] adjtranscendant(e)transcendental meditation [ˈtrænsɛnˌdəntəlmɛdɪˈteɪʃən] nméditation f transcendantale
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transcendent

adj (Philos) → transzendent; (= supreme)hervorragend, alles übersteigend, überragend
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transcendent

[trænˈsɛndənt] adj (frm) → trascendente
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References in periodicals archive ?
The promise of time, then, is this ongoing process of openness to all kinds of transcendencies within the immanence of consciousness as it unfolds in each case in a unique but structurally unchanging way.
The transcendencies of God, Self, and Moral Law prescribe ideals to which a world of becoming can never attain, thus casting a pallor of deficiency over all of life.
They used metaphors and similes which reached into something transcendent ('little transcendencies' as Luckmann termed them), something beyond themselves, as a form of justification.