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

  • adj. Philosophy Productive of effects outside the mind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Emanant; producing an effect outside of the mind. Compare immanent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind

Etymologies

Latin trānsiēns, trānseunt-, present participle of trānsīre, to go over; see transient.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)

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