going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
superior or supreme.
Theology. (of the Deity) transcending the universe, time, etc.: Compare immanent (def. 3).
Scholasticism. above all possible modes of the infinite.
(in modern realism) referred to, but beyond, direct apprehension; outside consciousness.
- tran·scend·ent·ly, adverb
- tran·scend·ent·ness, noun
- su·per·tran·scend·ent, adjective
- su·per·tran·scend·ent·ly, adverb
- su·per·tran·scend·ent·ness, noun
- un·tran·scend·ent, adjective
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How to use transcendent in a sentence
Rutgers University climate scientist Robert Kopp tells Axios that the pandemic and the Texas disaster have shown us that the competence of public institutions is a predictor of the "severity" of transcendent disasters.We can’t escape climate change, but we can manage it | Ben Geman | February 19, 2021 | Axios
We share with those other beings not the mysterious, transcendent essence of vitalism, but the highly improbable fact of being alive.Is Life Special Just Because It’s Rare? - Issue 95: Escape | Alan Lightman | January 20, 2021 | Nautilus
Meditating in a room with no distractions whatsoever is a transcendent experience, and I urge you to try it out if you can.
In their Fiesta Bowl matchup last December, it was clear that Fields also possessed transcendent ability.Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields will rekindle their reluctant rivalry in CFP semifinal | Jerry Brewer | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
It is art because it takes what seems invisible or disposable and renders it visible and transcendent.
A Europe which is no longer open to the transcendent dimension of life is a Europe which risks slowly losing its own soul.
We should play the role and realize that we are transcendent of it, and playing into it.
But on a deeper, more transcendent level, Grenier is indeed on intimate terms with all these figures and their writing.
While he was in a coma for seven days, his consciousness entered a series of transcendent realms.
Scientists believe this is the basis of transcendent states of consciousness.
They admit that a Feejee cannibal has just the same "mighty and transcendent soul" that they themselves have.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
Some minds are incapable of any activity; others have acquired transcendent faculties.Urania | Camille Flammarion
His very simplicity of style is a proof of his transcendent art, even as it is the evidence of his severity of taste.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
His services to the state were transcendent, but his supremest mission was to preserve the Hebrew nation.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II | John Lord
Looking upon us, they are blind or of transcendent vision, as you will: the same in issue––so what matter?The Cruise of the Shining Light | Norman Duncan
British Dictionary definitions for transcendent
exceeding or surpassing in degree or excellence
(in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
(of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
theol (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
free from the limitations inherent in matter
philosophy a transcendent thing
- transcendence or transcendency, noun
- transcendently, adverb
- transcendentness, noun
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