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  Transcendent (Tran*scend"ent) (?), a.
[L. transcendens, -entis, p. pr. of transcendere to transcend: cf. F. transcendant, G. transcendent.]

1. Very excellent; superior or supreme in excellence; surpassing others; as, transcendent worth; transcendent valor. "Clothed with transcendent brightness." Milton.
2. (Kantian Philos.) Transcending, or reaching beyond, the limits of human knowledge; -- applied to affirmations and speculations concerning what lies beyond the reach of the human intellect.

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