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transcendent

tran·scend·ent

transcendent

 
pronunciation:
traen sen dnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: going beyond the ordinary; surpassing; extraordinary.
She wanted to see for herself the transcendent beauty of the Himalayas.
definition 2: in philosophy, beyond the limits of human experience or knowledge.
definition 3: in theology, beyond and independent of the material universe, as God. (Cf. immanent.)
derivations: transcendently (adv.), transcendence (n.), transcendency (n.)
Word Parts
The word transcendent contains the following parts:
scen, scend Latin root that means climb
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.