Transcendental

  • 1 Transcendental — Tran scen*den tal, a. [Cf. F. transcendantal, G. transcendental.] 1. Supereminent; surpassing others; as, transcendental being or qualities. [1913 Webster] 2. (Philos.) In the Kantian system, of or pertaining to that which can be determined a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Transcendental — can refer to:In mathematics: * Transcendental number, a class of irrational numbers * Transcendental function, a class of functionsIn philosophy and religion: * Transcendence (philosophy) * Transcendental idealism, a philosophical doctrine… …

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  • 3 transcendental — TRANSCENDENTÁL, Ă, transcendentali, e, adj. (În filozofia lui Kant) Care se referă la formele apriorice ale cunoaşterii, care premerge experienţei şi o condiţionează. ♦ Care este deasupra lumii reale. – Din fr. transcendantal, lat.… …

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  • 4 transcendental — (adj.) 1660s, from M.L. transcendentalis, from L. transcendentem (see TRANSCENDENT (Cf. transcendent)). Transcendental meditation attested by 1966 …

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  • 5 Transcendental — Tran scen*den tal, n. A transcendentalist. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 transcendental — index mysterious, obscure (abstruse), paramount, recondite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 transcendental — adj. 2 g. 1. Transcendente. 2.  [Filosofia] Relativo à razão pura, anteriormente a qualquer experiência …

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  • 8 transcendental — transcendent, ideal, *abstract Analogous words: *supernatural, supranatural: categorical, *ultimate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 transcendental — adj. trascendental …

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  • 10 transcendental — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a spiritual realm. 2) relating to or denoting Transcendentalism. DERIVATIVES transcendentally adverb …

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  • 11 transcendental — [tran΄sen dent′ l] adj. [ML transcendentalis] 1. a) TRANSCENDENT (sense 1) b) SUPERNATURAL 2. abstract; metaphysical 3. of or having to do with transcendentalism …

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  • 12 transcendental — transcendentality, n. transcendentally adv. /tran sen den tl, seuhn /, adj. 1. transcendent, surpassing, or superior. 2. being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural. 3. abstract or metaphysical. 4. idealistic,… …

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  • 13 transcendental — adj. & n. adj. 1 = TRANSCENDENT. 2 a (in Kantian philosophy) presupposed in and necessary to experience; a priori. b (in Schelling s philosophy) explaining matter and objective things as products of the subjective mind. c (esp. in Emerson s… …

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  • 14 Transcendental — the doctrine that reality or knowledge is founded on ideas (mental experience). Depending on the specific ideal, idealism is usually juxtaposed with materialism or realism. • Objective idealism is an idealistic metaphysics that postulates that… …

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  • 15 transcendental — transcendent, transcendental 1. The word used in general contexts to mean ‘excelling, surpassing normal human experience’ is transcendent, which typically collocates with words for grand notions such as beauty, good, and truth. It is wasted in… …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 transcendental — adjective Date: 1624 1. a. transcendent 1b b. supernatural c. abstruse, abstract d. of or relating to transcendentalism 2. a. incapable of being the root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients < π is a transcendental number …

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  • 17 transcendental — A topic or question is transcendental if its resolution is not purely a matter of logic or mathematics, and also lies beyond the scope both of sense experience and of the proper use of theory answerable to sense experience. Transcendental… …

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  • 18 transcendental — ► adjetivo Trascendental [en todas sus acepciones]. * * * transcendental adj. Trascendental. * * * transcendental. adj. trascendental. * * * ► adjetivo Trascendental …

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  • 19 transcendental — [[t]træ̱nsende̱nt(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Transcendental refers to things that lie beyond the practical experience of ordinary people, and cannot be discovered or understood by ordinary reasoning. ...the transcendental nature of God …

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  • 20 Transcendental — the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and later Kantian and German Idealist philosophers; a view according to which our experience is not about the things as they are in themselves, but about the things as they appear to us. It differs from standard… …

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