- going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
- superior or supreme.
- Theology. (of the Deity) transcending the universe, time, etc.Compare immanent(def 3).
Origin of transcendent
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- exceeding or surpassing in degree or excellence
- (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
- (of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
- beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
- theol (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
- free from the limitations inherent in matter
- philosophy a transcendent thing
Word Origin and History for transcendents
mid-15c., from Latin transcendentem, present participle of transcendere (see transcend).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper