- 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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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
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|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
Old associations, having transcendental objects, were in course of revival, or were coming into renewed prominence.
Transcendental science claims to have the key of her doctrines, and there is evidence that she fears that claim.
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
- (of a judgment or logical deduction) being both synthetic and a priori
- of or relating to knowledge of the presuppositions of thought