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adj. Philosophy
Productive of effects outside the mind.

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


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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For instance, one might think that no efficient cause could (immanently) bring about the existence of itself, though it could (transeuntly) bring about the existence of another thing (for example, as when God transeuntly produces individuals via creation).
Instead, I simply mean to nile out the possibility of a creature's transeuntly bringing about some effect.