- 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).
Origin of transcendental
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Historical Examples of transcendentally
Life is too transcendentally humorous for a man not to take it seriously.Simon the Jester
William J. Locke
Man learnt to conceive Nature's rule, not transcendentally, but intrinsically.Morals and the Evolution of Man
Max Simon Nordau
They also talked on serious subjects; subjects so transcendentally serious as to be of interest only by night.The Pines of Lory
John Ames Mitchell
In the end, Death had grown to be something more than Death to him—it was, mysteriously and transcendentally, Love as well.Books and Characters
I might have been keener, I dare say; but one of the transcendentally lovely things of youth is its perfect faith.Hope Mills
Amanda M. Douglas
- (of a judgment or logical deduction) being both synthetic and a priori
- of or relating to knowledge of the presuppositions of thought
1660s, from Medieval Latin transcendentalis, from Latin transcendentem (see transcendent). Transcendental meditation attested by 1966.