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Definition of transcendental adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

transcendental

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˌtrænsenˈdentl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrænsenˈdentl//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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going beyond the limits of human knowledge, experience or reason, especially in a religious or spiritual way a transcendental experience He said that it was transcendental meditation that brought him inner peace. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from medieval Latin transcendentalis, from the verb transcendere, from trans- ‘across’ + scandere ‘climb’.
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