[tran-see-uh nt]

adjective Philosophy.

(of a mental act) producing an effect outside of the mind.

Also transient.

Origin of transeunt

1615–25; < Latin trānseunt-, oblique stem of trānsiēns passing beyond; see transient Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for transeunt




philosophy (of a mental act) causing effects outside the mindCompare immanent (def. 2)

Word Origin for transeunt

C17: from Latin transiēns going over, from transīre to pass over; see trance
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Word Origin and History for transeunt

variant of transient (adj.), usually in a sense of "operating beyond itself" (opposite of immanent).

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