Meaning of transcendent

tran•scend•ent

Pronunciation: (tran-sen'dunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
  2. superior or supreme.
  3. (of the Deity) transcending the universe, time, etc. Cf. immanent (def. 3).
    1. Scholasticism.above all possible modes of the infinite.
    2. Kantianism.transcending experience; not realizable in human experience. Cf. transcendental (defs. 5a, c).
    3. (in modern realism) referred to, but beyond, direct apprehension; outside consciousness.
—n. Math.
  1. a transcendental function.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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