- transcendent, surpassing, or superior.
- being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural.
- abstract or metaphysical.
- idealistic, lofty, or extravagant.
- beyond the contingent and accidental in human experience, but not beyond all human knowledge.Compare transcendent(def 4b).
- pertaining to certain theories, etc., explaining what is objective as the contribution of the mind.
- Kantianism.of, pertaining to, based upon, or concerned with a priori elements in experience, which condition human knowledge.Compare transcendent(def 4b).
- Mathematics. transcendental number.
- transcendentals, Scholasticism. categories that have universal application, as being, one, true, good.
Origin of transcendental
Examples from the Web for transcendental
Transcendental Meditation is really becoming popular, with the David Lynch Foundation.
That was the David Lynch Foundation in the documentary, and they actually taught me Transcendental Meditation.
What else is a woman to wear during her transcendental meditation?Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein; David Lynch Designs Activewear
The Fashion Beast Team
July 23, 2014
And so he had that rational side to him, and then he had the transcendental side.Murder, Sex, and the Writing Life: Norman Mailer’s Biography
Ronald K. Fried
November 19, 2013
Appearing in L.A. with Russell Brand, the heady director discussed how Transcendental Meditation changed his life.David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation in Los Angeles
April 7, 2013
“You are too transcendental for me,” growled Ossipon, with moody concern.The Secret Agent
Hegelianism may be said to be a transcendental defence of the world as it is.Sophist
These passages are full of transcendental ideas; do you object to them?
These transcendental notions were the beginning of the mental outfit of mankind.Folkways</p>
William Graham Sumner
His may not be a transcendental mind, or one sufficiently elastic for politics.Kosciuszko
Monica Mary Gardner
- transcendent, superior, or surpassing
- (in the philosophy of Kant)
- (of a judgment or logical deduction) being both synthetic and a priori
- of or relating to knowledge of the presuppositions of thought
- philosophy beyond our experience of phenomena, although not beyond potential knowledge
- theol surpassing the natural plane of reality or knowledge; supernatural or mystical
Word Origin and History for transcendental
1660s, from Medieval Latin transcendentalis, from Latin transcendentem (see transcendent). Transcendental meditation attested by 1966.