• WordNet 3.6
    • adj transcendent beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding "the notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought"
    • adj transcendent exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Transcendent That which surpasses or is supereminent; that which is very excellent.
    • Transcendent (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.
    • Transcendent Very excellent; superior or supreme in excellence; surpassing others; as, transcendent worth; transcendent valor. "Clothed with transcendent brightness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • transcendent In mathematics, indefinable by any combination of a finite number of equations with rational integral coefficients.
    • transcendent Surpassing; excelling; superior or supreme; extraordinary: as, transcendent worth.
    • transcendent In scholastic philos., not included under one of the ten categories; higher than the categories.
    • transcendent In Kantian philosophy, transcending experience; unrealizable in experience; not an object of possible experience.
    • transcendent Transcending the universe of matter; not essentially connected with the universe; not cosmic: as, a transcendent deity.
    • transcendent SynonymsPreëminent, surpassing, supereminent, unequaled, unparalleled, unrivaled, peerless.
    • n transcendent That which surpasses or excels; anything greatly superior or supereminent.
    • n transcendent In metaphysics: A reality above the categories or predicaments. The transcendents were said to be six: Ens, Res (thing), Aliquld (something), Unum (one), Verum (true), Bonum (good); or five, Ens being omitted.
    • n transcendent That which is altogether beyond the bounds of human cognition and thought. Compare I., 3.
    • n transcendent In mathematics, a transcendental expression or function.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Transcendent transcending: superior or supreme in excellence: surpassing others: as applicable to being, relating to the absolute, transcending all limitation—as applicable to knowledge, pertaining to what transcends experience, being given à priori: beyond human knowledge: abstrusely speculative, fantastic
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  • Erwin W. Lutzer
    Erwin W. Lutzer
    “Christianity demands a level of caring that transcends human inclinations.”
  • Northrop Frye
    “It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
  • Ovid
    “I am above being injured by fortune, though she steals away much, more will remain with me. The blessing I now enjoy transcend fear.”
  • Herbert A. Otto
    Herbert A. Otto
    “To be come fully alive a person must have goals and aims that transcend himself.”
  • Friedrich Schlegel
    “It is peculiar to mankind to transcend mankind.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. transcendens, -entis, p. pr. of transcendere, to transcend: cf. F. transcendant, G. transcendent,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trans, beyond, scandĕre, to climb.


In literature:

There were persons who said that her face would have been ordinary but for its transcendent loveliness of expression.
"Beaux and Belles of England" by Mary Robinson
But, after all, I hope I shall be enabled to be honest to a merit so transcendent.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Sunday, a very handsome note from Mackintosh, who is a rare instance of the union of very transcendent talent and great good nature.
"The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2." by Lord Byron
They say in effect, I want to transcend the standard of humanity as I see it around me.
"The Creative Process in the Individual" by Thomas Troward
But scriptures cannot transcend reason and truth.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
Sets forth the lady's transcendent virtue, and greatness of mind.
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The Odes of Horace have never been transcended, and will probably remain through all ages the delight of scholars.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
He lives to the end in transcendent repose with his family and vast possessions.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume II" by John Lord
Transcendent talents and services scarcely sufficed.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
His services to the State were considerable, but not transcendent.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV" by John Lord
Basil took especial care to guard the monks from this prevailing iniquity, and made chastity a transcendent and fundamental virtue.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
To do this would be to solve that ultimate mystery which must ever transcend human intelligence.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
All these great and transcendent properties are ours.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now, in this department, it is evident that the matter altogether transcends the manner.
"The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey--Vol. 1" by Thomas de Quincey
There are other existing laws in the physical world that transcend scientific scrutiny.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
How paltry are all party questions in the presence of an issue so transcendent as this!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
With all his genius Shakespeare was yet mortal, and human creativeness cannot transcend nature.
"Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592" by Arthur Acheson
But though the snow transcends the cloth, both as a radiator and absorber, it does not much transcend it.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
As soon as we have recognised the true conception of causality, we have already transcended the sensible world.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
The idea of the soul must be regarded as transcendent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

His truth transcends the sky,
In heav'n his mercies dwell;
Deep as the sea his judgments lie,
His anger burns to hell.
"Psalm XXXVI: High in the Heav'ns" by Isaac Watts
Transcendent triumph in return
No longer lit his brain;
Transcendence rayed the distant urn
Where slept the fallen twain.
"The Casterbridge Captains" by Thomas Hardy
Now that which sweet'neth all will be
The lasting of this state;
This heightens all we hear or see
To a transcendant rate.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
God my Father, God my Friend,
Whose love doth all my thoughts transcend,
Without beginning, without end,
Lord! Thou knowest;
"Thou Knowest" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Happiness: We rarely feel it.
I would buy it, beg it, steal it,
Pay in coins of dripping blood
For this one transcendent good.
"Happiness" by Amy Lowell
O! 'tis only we love, when with souls sweetly blending
The thought meets the thought from the lips ere it part;
O! 'tis only we love, when with passion transcending
The hope and the wish spring alike from the heart.
"How Canst Thou Doubt?" by Charlotte Dacre

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Raphael 's artistry continues to transcend.
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In science:

And the present theorem will clearly follow from Theorems 4.3 and 4.4 below, since its non-degeneracy hypotheses mean, in their notations, that B = A, and transcendence degrees, controled by the dimension of Galois groups in view of Theorem 3.1.iii, cannot decrease when we go from K to K .
Galois descent in Galois theories
Finally, we can replace K by its algebraic closure in these statements, so, we henceforth assume that K = K is an algebraical ly closed field of transcendence degree 1 over C.
Galois descent in Galois theories
Bertrand : Galois representations and transcendental numbers; in New Advances in Transcendence Theory, ed. A.
Galois descent in Galois theories
Bertrand : Th´eories de Galois diff´erentielles et transcendance; Ann.
Galois descent in Galois theories
We use G /F (see [19, p.105-109]) to denote the δ -transcendence degree of G over F , which is the cardinal number of Ω.
Intersection Theory in Differential Algebraic Geometry: Generic Intersections and the Differential Chow Form
Considering F and G as ordinary algebraic fields, we denote the algebraic transcendence degree of G over F by tr.deg G /F .
Intersection Theory in Differential Algebraic Geometry: Generic Intersections and the Differential Chow Form
Let N be a countable algebraically closed field of infinite transcendence degree.
Generic expansions of countable models
For an example of an expansion that is not smooth, let T be the theory of the algebraically closed fields of some fixed characteristic and let N be an algebraically closed field of infinite transcendence degree.
Generic expansions of countable models
Since by general principles on group actions, the transcendence degree of U (K ) is ten, the first ten generators are algebraically independent.
Defining relation for semi-invariants of three by three matrix triples
For if F has transcendence degree κ over Q, pick a transcendence basis B over Q of cardinality κ and let L be a maximal formally real extension of Q(B ) in F . L will be real-closed.
The algebraic numbers definable in various exponential fields
An elaboration of such arguments naturally gives an isomorphism between conjugacy classes of involutions of Aut(F ) and isomorphism types of real-closed fields of transcendence degree κ over Q.
The algebraic numbers definable in various exponential fields
We will denote by trans.deg.(Y /F0 ) the (algebraic) transcendence degree of the field extension F0 (Y )/F0 and by lin.dim.Q (X/ Y ) the (linear) dimension of the Qvector space spanned by X ∪ Y , quotiented by the subspace spanned by Y .
The algebraic numbers definable in various exponential fields
Then SC implies that the transcendence degree of M αT ∪ {the corresponding E’s} is greater than or equal to r.
The algebraic numbers definable in various exponential fields
The solutions to the six equations became known as the Painlev´e transcendents.
The Exact General Solution of Painlev\'e's Sixth Equation (PVI) and The Exact General Solution of the Navier Stokes Equations with Applications to Boundary Layer Problems
Batchelor’s An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics and in the area of the Painlev´e transcendents, P. A.
The Exact General Solution of Painlev\'e's Sixth Equation (PVI) and The Exact General Solution of the Navier Stokes Equations with Applications to Boundary Layer Problems