transcendental

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adjective tran·scen·den·tal \ˌtran(t)-ˌsen-ˈden-təl, -sən-\

Definition of transcendental

  1. 1a :  transcendent 1bb :  supernaturalc :  abstruse, abstractd :  of or relating to transcendentalism

  2. 2a :  incapable of being the root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients π is a transcendental numberb :  being, involving, or representing a function (such as sin x, log x, ex) that cannot be expressed by a finite number of algebraic operations transcendental curves

  3. 3 in Kantian philosophy a :  of or relating to experience as determined by the mind's makeupb :  transcending experience but not human knowledge

  4. 4 :  transcendent 1a

transcendentally

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Examples of transcendental in a Sentence

  1. the concept of the soul as a transcendental entity that exists entirely apart from the body

  2. in his speeches he manifests a transcendental ability to inspire people from all points on the political spectrum

First Known Use of transcendental

1624



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