transpersonal

adjective

trans·​per·​son·​al (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈpərs-nəl How to pronounce transpersonal (audio)
-ˈpər-sə-nᵊl
1
: extending or going beyond the personal or individual
2
: of, relating to, or being psychology or psychotherapy concerned especially with esoteric mental experience (such as mysticism and altered states of consciousness) beyond the usual limits of ego and personality

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Recent Examples on the Web It’s about data that is personal yet transpersonal. New York Times, 27 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of transpersonal was circa 1906

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“Transpersonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transpersonal. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

transpersonal

adjective
trans·​per·​son·​al -ˈpərs-nəl, -ᵊn-əl How to pronounce transpersonal (audio)
: of, relating to, or being psychology or psychotherapy concerned especially with esoteric mental experience (as mysticism and altered states of consciousness) beyond the usual limits of ego and personality
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