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transcendence

[tran-sen-duh ns]
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noun
  1. the quality or state of being transcendent.
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Sometimes tran·scend·en·cy.

Origin of transcendence

From the Medieval Latin word trānscendentia, dating back to 1595–1605. See transcendent, -ence
Related formsself-tran·scend·ence, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-transcendence

Historical Examples

  • There can be only feeling; and the least self-transcendence, even in memory, must be an illusion.

    Winds Of Doctrine

    George Santayana


Word Origin and History for self-transcendence

transcendence

n.

c.1600, from Medieval Latin transcendentia, from Latin transcendentem (see transcendent).

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