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Meaning of TRANSCENDENT

Pronunciation:  tran'sendunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding; "philosophers...often explicitly reject the notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought...and claim to be concerned only with thought itself..."- W.P.Alston; "the unknowable mysteries of lifer"
  2. [adj]  exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
 

TRANSCENDENT is a 12 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: superior, surpassing, unknowable, unknown
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

         Clothed with transcendent brightness. --Milton.

2. (Kantian Philos.) Transcending, or reaching beyond, the
   limits of human knowledge; -- applied to affirmations and
   speculations concerning what lies beyond the reach of the
   human intellect.

 

 

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