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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Transcendent  \Tran*scend"ent\,  a.  [L.  transcendens,  -entis,  p. 
  pr  of  transcendere  to  transcend:  cf  F.  transcendant,  G. 
  1.  Very  excellent;  superior  or  supreme  in  excellence; 
  surpassing  others  as  transcendent  worth;  transcendent 
  Clothed  with  transcendent  brightness.  --Milton. 
  2.  (Kantian  Philos.)  Transcending,  or  reaching  beyond,  the 
  limits  of  human  knowledge;  --  applied  to  affirmations  and 
  speculations  concerning  what  lies  beyond  the  reach  of  the 
  human  intellect. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  beyond  and  outside  the  ordinary  range  of  human  experience  or 
  understanding;  "philosophers...often  explicitly  reject 
  the  notion  of  any  transcendent  reality  beyond 
  thought...and  claim  to  be  concerned  only  with  thought 
  itself..."-  W.P.Alston;  "the  unknowable  mysteries  of 
  lifer"  [syn:  {unknowable}] 
  2:  exceeding  or  surpassing  usual  limits  especially  in 
  excellence  [syn:  {surpassing}] 

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