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adj. Philosophy
Productive of effects outside the mind.

[Latin trānsiēns, trānseunt-, present participle of trānsīre, to go over; see transient.]
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(ˈtrænsɪənt) or


(Philosophy) philosophy (of a mental act) causing effects outside the mind
[C17: from Latin transiēns going over, from transīre to pass over; see trance]
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Adj.1.transeunt - of a mental acttranseunt - of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
immanent, subjective - of a mental act performed entirely within the mind; "a cognition is an immanent act of mind"
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(15) "(...) discamus diem mortis non timere et non turbemur sicut ceteri homines, qui turbantur de morte, sicut vidimus [videmus] de morientibus qui transeunt et sunt in timore et turbacione maxima, quia nesciunt quo vadant et que fuerit spes eorum" (RIERA I SANS, 1981, p.
Living things exhibit what philosophers call "immanent causality" as well as "transeunt" (or "transient") causality, whereas nonliving things exhibit only transeunt causality.
Immanent and Transeunt Potentiality, NATHANAEL STEIN