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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.
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Adv.1.transcendentally - in a transcendental way or to a transcendental extenttranscendentally - in a transcendental way or to a transcendental extent
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Wait here, till I take my place by the stile, so that I may see whether you go over it handsomely, and transcendentally, and don't omit any flourishes of the pigeon-wing.
IT'S an unwritten rule: all good things must end, but all transcendentally remarkable things must end with an almighty bang.
The results are transcendentally messy, the characters' trouble electric.
Like Star Wars, superhero films such as the Avengers franchise offer an integrated mythology that engages the viewer imaginatively, cathartically and transcendentally. They even do so with humour.
For the coming holy days, we are given a rare opportunity to slow down and concentrate on the things that transcendentally matter.
It is the Cub Tracks Continuum, named after the transcendentally good William Gibson short story ' The Continuum ', which sort of answers the question of why we haven't gotten the flying cars nhl hockey jerseys we were promised ago.
For values are always and already transcendentally presupposed by, and prior to, any empirical science.
Belgian artist Guy Mees's paper cutouts--elongated, irregular scraps of colored paper pinned directly onto the wall--are at once transcendentally beautiful and strikingly material.
The power is not, therefore, transcendentally endowed, but rather it is brought to fruition by its subjective social apprehension by the group" (Holt, 2009: 24-25).
Alma Natura, the Transcendentally (or otherwise) perceived boundless bounty of nature, and Ars Severa, the problematic expression of natural extra-vagance in confining language, are familiar themes of Henry Thoreau and Thoreau scholars in a conversation now advanced by Otterberg, who provides perceptive framing insights and close readings credentialed by a seemingly pervasive knowledge of interdisciplinary contexts.
It represented, Asbury suggested, the return of the repressed carnality locally absent from the universal, transcendentally beautiful architecture of the city.