Pronunciation: (tran-sen'dunt), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/transcendent.html on line 73 [key]
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).
a. Scholasticism.above all possible modes of the infinite.
b. Kantianism.transcending experience; not realizable in human experience. Cf. transcendental (defs. 5a, c).
c. (in modern realism) referred to, but beyond, direct apprehension; outside consciousness.
a transcendental function.
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