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What does "Transcendent" mean?

Definition

(a.) Transcending, or reaching beyond, the limits of human knowledge; -- applied to affirmations and speculations concerning what lies beyond the reach of the human intellect (a.) Very excellent; superior or supreme in excellence; surpassing others; as, transcendent worth; transcendent valor


Synonyms superior, unknown, surpassing, unknowable


Example: "Philosophers...often explicitly reject the notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought...and claim to be concerned only with thought itself...- W.P.Alston"