Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Productive of effects outside the mind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Passing outward; operating outside of itself: opposed to immanent.

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  • adjective philosophy, of a mental act Emanant; producing an effect outside of the mind. Compare immanent.

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  • adjective of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin trānsiēns, trānseunt-, present participle of trānsīre, to go over; see transient.]

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c.1625; from Latin trānseunt-, transiens ("passing beyond"), present participle of trānseō ("to go over, cross"); from trans- ("across, on the far side, beyond") and  ("to go, walk, march"); see transient.

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