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trænˈsɛn dənttran·scen·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transcendent, surpassingadjective

    exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence

  2. transcendentadjective

    beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding

    "the notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought"


  1. transcendentadjective

    surpassing usual limits

  2. transcendentadjective

    beyond the range of usual perception

  3. transcendentadjective

    free from constraints of the material world

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transcendentadjective

    very excellent; superior or supreme in excellence; surpassing others; as, transcendent worth; transcendent valor

  2. Transcendentadjective

    transcending, or reaching beyond, the limits of human knowledge; -- applied to affirmations and speculations concerning what lies beyond the reach of the human intellect


  1. Transcendent

    Transcendent is the third novel in the Destiny's Children series by Stephen Baxter, and a 2006 Campbell Award nominee.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transcendent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transcendent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of transcendent in a Sentence

  1. Cynthia Erivo:

    Aretha Franklin strength, passion and soul are evident in Aretha Franklin everlasting legacy, not only as a transcendent artist, but as a humanitarian and civil rights icon, to have the opportunity to bring Aretha Franklin legacy to life and show the fullness of Aretha Franklin being, Aretha Franklin humanity and brilliance, is an honor. What I know and have learned about what my voice, as an artist, can do and the power in it has been highly influenced by Aretha Franklin. I feel privileged and excited to be a part of the sharing of Aretha Franklin genius.

  2. Steve Schmidt:

    He almost has to have a transcendent performance. He has to be high-energy, he can't be low-energy.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented.

  4. Andrew Schneider:

    But then there's a moment like tonight, a profound and transcendent experience, the feeling as if a door has opened, and it's all because of that instrument, that incredible, magical instrument.

  5. Robert Boland:

    Certainly new talents will always come to any sport and a transcendent talent can change the dynamic of any event, but this is definitely a situation where there really are not fighters in the pipeline and this is a time when boxing is probably at its lowest point since the beginning of the 20th century and the rise of pro fighting.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
    • B. sesquipedalian
    • C. tantamount
    • D. lank

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