[tran-see-uh nt]

adjective Philosophy.

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

Nearby words

  1. transelementate,
  2. transempirical,
  3. transenna,
  4. transept,
  5. transesterification,
  6. transexual,
  7. transf.,
  8. transfd.,
  9. transfect,
  10. transfection

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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