Transcendent

  • 1 Transcendent — Tran*scend ent, a. [L. transcendens, entis, p. pr. of transcendere to transcend: cf. F. transcendant, G. transcendent.] 1. Very excellent; superior or supreme in excellence; surpassing others; as, transcendent worth; transcendent valor. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 transcendent — TRANSCENDÉNT, Ă, transcendenţi, te, adj. 1. (fil.) care se ridică dincolo de limita sau de nivelul unui domeniu dat; care presupune un principiu exterior şi superior oricărei clase de obiecte. ♦ (În filozofia lui Kant) Care se găseşte dincolo de… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 transcendent — transcendent, transcendental 1. The word used in general contexts to mean ‘excelling, surpassing normal human experience’ is transcendent, which typically collocates with words for grand notions such as beauty, good, and truth. It is wasted in… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 Transcendent — Tran*scend ent, n. That which surpasses or is supereminent; that which is very excellent. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Transcendent — u. Transcendental, s. Trausscendent …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Transcendent — etc., s. Transzendent etc …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 transcendent — index best, notable, outstanding (prominent), paramount, primary, superior (excellent), superla …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 transcendent — (adj.) mid 15c., from L. transcendentem, prp. of transcendere (see TRANSCEND (Cf. transcend)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 transcendent — 1 surpassing, superlative, *supreme, peerless, preeminent, incomparable Analogous words: *consummate, finished, accomplished: *perfect, entire, whole, intact 2 transcendental, ideal, *abstract Analogous words: absolute, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 transcendent — / transcendental [adj] extraordinary, superior absolute, abstract, accomplished, beyond grasp, boundless, consummate, entire, eternal, exceeding, fantastic, finished, hypothetical, ideal, incomparable, infinite, innate, intact, intellectual,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 transcendent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) transcending normal or physical human experience. 2) (of God) existing apart from and not subject to the limitations of the material universe. DERIVATIVES transcendence noun transcendently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 transcendent — [tran sen′dənt] adj. [L transcendens, prp. of transcendere] 1. transcending; surpassing; excelling; extraordinary 2. Philos. a) beyond the limits of possible experience b) in Kantianism, beyond human knowledge 3. Theol. existing apart from the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 transcendent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin transcendent , transcendens, present participle of transcendere Date: 15th century 1. a. exceeding usual limits ; surpassing b. extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience c. in… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 transcendent — [[t]trænse̱ndənt[/t]] ADJ Something that is transcendent goes beyond normal limits or boundaries, because it is more significant than them. ...the idea of a transcendent God who stood apart from mankind …

    English dictionary

  • 15 transcendent — adjective 1) the search for a transcendent level of knowledge Syn: mystical, mystic, transcendental, spiritual, divine; metaphysical 2) a transcendent genius Syn: incomparable, matchless, peerless, unrivaled, inimit …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 transcendent — adj. & n. adj. 1 excelling, surpassing (transcendent merit). 2 transcending human experience. 3 Philos. a higher than or not included in any of Aristotle s ten categories in scholastic philosophy. b not realizable in experience in Kantian… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 transcendent — transcendently, adv. transcendentness, n. /tran sen deuhnt/, adj. 1. going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding. 2. superior or supreme. 3. Theol. (of the Deity) transcending the universe, time, etc. Cf. immanent (def. 3). 4. Philos …

    Universalium

  • 18 transcendent — adj. Transcendent is used with these nouns: ↑truth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 transcendent — tran|scen|dent [trænˈsendənt] adj formal going far beyond ordinary limits ▪ the transcendent genius of Mozart >transcendently adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 transcendent — tran|scen|dent [ træn sendənt ] adjective FORMAL not limited or influenced by negative attitudes, thoughts, or feelings: the notion of a transcendent God ╾ tran|scen|dence noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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