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.
- tran·scen·den·tal·i·ty, noun
- tran·scen·den·tal·ly, adverb
- un·tran·scen·den·tal, adjective
- un·tran·scen·den·tal·ly, adverb
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How to use transcendental in a sentence
In mathematics, on the other hand, the meaning of the term “transcendental” is more mundane.Where Transcendental Numbers Hide in Everyday Math | Pradeep Mutalik | October 27, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
That doesn’t mean that I have turned into a transcendental person, a kind of celebrity or influencer, but the events that I recount below are the results of one of the most heartbreaking experiences of my life.
While every other process in the human body ticks and pulses away without our oversight, there is something uniquely transcendental about our experience of consciousness.Is It Time to Give Up on Consciousness as ‘the Ghost in the Machine’? | Peter Halligan | June 17, 2021 | Singularity Hub
transcendental Meditation is really becoming popular, with the David Lynch Foundation.Soledad O'Brien's Next Chapter: 'The War Comes Home,' Her CNN Departure, and the State of News | Marlow Stern | August 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That was the David Lynch Foundation in the documentary, and they actually taught me transcendental Meditation.Soledad O'Brien's Next Chapter: 'The War Comes Home,' Her CNN Departure, and the State of News | Marlow Stern | August 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He also practices it by bringing transcendental techniques into the boardroom to create the mental environment to generate ideas.The Dalai Llama Brings Peace, Love and Politics to Washington | Eleanor Clift | February 19, 2014 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Old associations, having transcendental objects, were in course of revival, or were coming into renewed prominence.Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
transcendental science claims to have the key of her doctrines, and there is evidence that she fears that claim.Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
Thunder consists, in their transcendental astronomy, of so many distinct spirits.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
To this somewhat transcendental question Mrs. Furnival made no reply.Orley Farm | Anthony Trollope
This is a problem that can no doubt embarrass the metaphysician, but not the transcendental philosopher.The Aesthetical Essays | Friedrich Schiller
British Dictionary definitions for transcendental
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
- transcendentality, noun
- transcendentally, adverb
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