transcendent

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tran•scend•ent  (tran sendənt),USA pronunciation 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.]
    • [Scholasticism.]above all possible modes of the infinite.
    • [Kantianism.]transcending experience;
      not realizable in human experience. Cf. transcendental (defs. 5a, c).
    • (in modern realism) referred to, but beyond, direct apprehension;
      outside consciousness.

n. Math. 
  1. a transcendental function.
tran•scend ent•ly, adv. 
tran•scend ent•ness, n. 
  • Latin trānscendent- (stem of trānscendēns), present participle of trānscendere. See transcend, -ent
  • 1575–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
transcendent /trænˈsɛndənt/ adj
  1. exceeding or surpassing in degree or excellence
  2. (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
  3. (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
  4. free from the limitations inherent in matter
n
  1. a transcendent thing

tranˈscendence, tranˈscendency n tranˈscendently adv
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tran•scend /trænˈsɛnd/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to go beyond the ordinary limits of;
    exceed:That strange tale about men from Mars transcends belief.
  2. to do better than or exceed in excellence, extent, etc.;
    excel:Her beauty transcended all others'.
tran•scend•ence, n. [uncountable]
tran•scend•ent, adj. See -scend-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tran•scend  (tran send),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to rise above or go beyond;
    overpass;
    exceed:to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy.
  2. to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree, etc.;
    surpass;
    excel.
  3. [Theol.](of the Deity) to be above and independent of (the universe, time, etc.).

v.i. 
  1. to be transcendent or superior;
    excel:His competitiveness made him want to transcend.
tran•scend ing•ly, adv. 
  • Latin trānscendere to surmount, equivalent to trāns- trans- + -scendere, combining form of scandere to climb
  • Middle English 1300–50
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged outstrip.

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