AskDefine | Define transcendence

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1 a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience [syn: transcendency]
2 the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits [syn: transcendency, superiority]

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  1. the act of surpassing usual limits
  2. the state of being beyond the range of normal perception
  3. the state of being free from the constraints of the material world, as in the case of a deity


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See also

transcendence in Catalan: Transcendència
transcendence in German: Transzendenz
transcendence in French: Transcendance
transcendence in Latvian: Transcendents
transcendence in Dutch: Transcendent
transcendence in Norwegian Nynorsk: Transcendens
transcendence in Portuguese: Transcendência
transcendence in Russian: Трансценденция
transcendence in Slovenian: Transcendenca
transcendence in Swedish: Transcendens
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