[ tran-sen-duh ns ]
/ trænˈsɛn dəns /


the quality or state of being transcendent.

Nearby words

  1. transcaucasia,
  2. transcaucasian,
  3. transceiver,
  4. transcellular fluid,
  5. transcend,
  6. transcendent,
  7. transcendental,
  8. transcendental aesthetic,
  9. transcendental analytic,
  10. transcendental argument

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-transcendence

  • 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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper