Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being transcendent; elevation; loftiness; exaggeration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • The quality or state of being transcendent; superior excellence; supereminence.
  • obsolete Elevation above truth; exaggeration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable the act of surpassing usual limits
  • noun uncountable the state of being beyond the range of normal perception
  • noun uncountable the state of being free from the constraints of the material world, as in the case of a deity
  • noun superior excellence; supereminence

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
  • noun a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience

Etymologies

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transcend +‎ -ence

Examples

  • He reserves the term transcendence to describe this act of "world-making."

    enowning

  • He reserves the term transcendence to describe this act of "world-making."

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  • And it seems strangely appropriate also that what goes with this transcendence is a balancing step towards humanity -- an ability to age and die but also an ability to have children.

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  • And it seems strangely appropriate also that what goes with this transcendence is a balancing step towards humanity -- an ability to age and die but also an ability to have children.

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  • That kind of transcendence is our only hope in a dangerous age like this.

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  • Paradoxically, Kierkegaard says the ultimate the transcendence is to choose the religious life, and gay men have to fight for this option in the Christian and Judeo traditions.

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  • Desire, not least in matters of racial transcendence, is what secured Mr. Obama's nomination and election.

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  • What greater act of transcendence is there than projecting your love and hope onto others?

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  • It's artful, but calling it an "art game," an experiment, a transcendence, is a bit of a misnomer.

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  • It's artful, but calling it an "art game," an experiment, a transcendence, is a bit of a misnomer.

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