1 exceeding or surpassing in degree or excellence
a (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
b (of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
c beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
3 (Theol) (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
4 free from the limitations inherent in matter
5 (Philosophy) a transcendent thing
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transcendence , transcendency
ascendancy, excellence, greatness, incomparability, matchlessness, paramountcy, pre-eminence, sublimity, superiority, supremacy
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