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transcendental

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

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
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On the one hand, a totally transcendentalized vision of the divine has a dual effect: first, it presents us with an image of God that is totally dehistoricized and remote from the human situation; and, second, it legitimizes particular practices and discourses by removing them to a transcendent plane within the sphere of the divine itself.
Linkin suggests how close reading might help "undo" such entanglements, whether religious, nationalistic, those of the texts before us, or our own often transcendentalized aims in reading them.
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Perhaps there even exists an order of rank among these burnt children, these born artists who can find the enjoyment of life only in the intention of falsifying its image [...]: the degree to which life has been spoiled for them might be inferred from the degree to which they wish to see its image falsified, thinned down, transcendentalized, deified--the homines religiosi might be included among artists, as their highest rank.