What does transcendence mean?

Definitions for transcendencetrænˈsɛn dəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word transcendence.

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transcendence in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transcendence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H.W. Mann:

    Salvation, enlightenment, transcendence, is not a destination. Nor an event in the future. The answer is within us right now. To be fully spiritually awake while in human form. To live not in, but through this body – mind. To help others do the same. This is salvation. This is Heaven on Earth

  2. Dr. Viktor E Frankl:

    Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.

  3. H.W. Mann:

    Enlightenment has nothing to do with clothing, ritual, self - hypnosis, imagination, or trans like states. Enlightenment requires understanding our true essence, understanding the true essence of God, understanding the true essence of the cosmos. Enlightenment is beyond all thought. Enlightenment can only be experienced. Enlightenment is transcendence.

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