Definitions for transcendencetrænˈsɛn dəns

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word transcendence

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tran•scend•encetrænˈsɛn dəns(n.)

also tran•scend′en•cy

  1. the quality or state of being transcendent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. transcendence, transcendency(noun)

    a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience

  2. transcendence, transcendency, superiority(noun)

    the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits


  1. transcendence(Noun)

    the act of surpassing usual limits

  2. transcendence(Noun)

    the state of being beyond the range of normal perception

  3. transcendence(Noun)

    the state of being free from the constraints of the material world, as in the case of a deity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transcendence

    alt. of Transcendency


  1. Transcendence

    In philosophy, the adjective transcendental and the noun transcendence convey the basic ground concept from the word's literal meaning, of climbing or going beyond, albeit with varying connotations in its different historical and cultural stages. This article covers the topic from a Western and Islamic perspective by epoch: Ancient, Medieval, and modern, primarily Continental philosophy.


Find a translation for the transcendence definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these transcendence definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"transcendence." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for transcendence?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for transcendence: