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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Tran*scend"ent, n.

That which surpasses or is supereminent; that which is very excellent.

 

© Webster 1913

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