Meaning of TRANSCENDENTAL in English


/ ˌtrænsenˈdentl; NAmE / adjective

[ usually before noun ] going beyond the limits of human knowledge, experience or reason, especially in a religious or spiritual way :

a transcendental experience



early 17th cent.: from medieval Latin transcendentalis , from the verb transcendere , from trans- across + scandere climb.

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