transcendental meditation


a technique, based on ancient Hindu writings, by which one seeks to achieve a relaxed state through regular periods of meditation during which a mantra is repeated. Abbreviation: TM

Nearby words

  1. transcendental ego,
  2. transcendental equation,
  3. transcendental function,
  4. transcendental idealism,
  5. transcendental logic,
  6. transcendental number,
  7. transcendental unity of apperception,
  8. transcendentalism,
  9. transcendentalist,
  10. transcendentalize

Origin of transcendental meditation

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for transcendental meditation

Transcendental Meditation


trademark US a technique, based on Hindu traditions, for relaxing and refreshing the mind and body through the silent repetition of a mantra. Disseminated by an international organization founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917-2008), an Indian-born guruAbbreviation: TM
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