- 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).
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Origin of transcendental
OTHER WORDS FROM transcendentaltran·scen·den·tal·i·ty, nountran·scen·den·tal·ly, adverbun·tran·scen·den·tal, adjectiveun·tran·scen·den·tal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences 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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Sean Macaulay|April 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the foundation for this kind of idealism we have already destroyed in the transcendental aesthetic.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
In his section on morphology Darwin shows clearly the influence of Owen, and through him of the transcendental anatomists.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
In the mind of Wells this process, has taken on an altogether mystical, transcendental significance, a religious aspect.The World of H.G. Wells|Van Wyck Brooks
Transcendental is primarily employed by Kant as a name for a certain kind of knowledge.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
But it was through the literature of Germany that the transcendental philosophy chiefly communicated itself.Transcendentalism in New England|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
British Dictionary definitions for transcendental
- (of a judgment or logical deduction) being both synthetic and a priori
- of or relating to knowledge of the presuppositions of thought