transcendence [tran-sen-duh ns] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for transcendence on noun

  1. the quality or state of being transcendent.

Sometimes tran·scend·en·cy. Origin of transcendence From the Medieval Latin word trānscendentia, dating back to 1595–1605. See transcendent, -ence Related formsself-tran·scend·ence, noun Related Words for transcendence supremacy, evolution, virtue, integrity, accomplishment, precision, ideal, superiority, purity, excellence, quality, fulfillment, transcendence, preference, arrangement, preeminence, perfection, prestige, dominance, primacy Examples from the Web for transcendence Contemporary Examples of transcendence

  • We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.

    How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze

    Lizzie Crocker

    January 9, 2015

  • Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp, is the latest in a series of Hollywood films with what you might call a transhumanist flair.

    On Transhumanism and Why Technology Is Our Silicon Nervous System

    Jason Silva

    April 26, 2014

  • But Transcendence, despite having all these things going for it, has bombed at the box office and with critics alike.

    Why Are All of Johnny Depp’s Movies Bombing at the Box Office?

    Tricia Romano

    April 21, 2014

  • Especially in Transcendence, co-produced by Nolan, which continues the grand theme of suspiciously familiar plots.

    Hollywood Sci-Fi Films Are Ripping Off Anime

    David Levesley

    April 18, 2014

  • So with Transcendence you were reacting against the convention of the evil machine.

    How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon

    Andrew Romano

    April 17, 2014

  • Historical Examples of transcendence

  • Consequently, the religious dimension of transcendence is annihilated.

    The Civilization of Illiteracy

    Mihai Nadin

  • But it is important to note just what this transcendence consists in.

    Essays in Experimental Logic

    John Dewey

  • A transcendence of nature is already accomplished in the process of thought.

    Six Major Prophets

    Edwin Emery Slosson

  • The idea of the transcendence of God is seen to be growing in the mind of the Jew.

    Expositor’s Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther

    Walter Adeney

  • But the one true thing about this impression is its transcendence.

    A Journal of Impressions in Belgium

    May Sinclair

  • Word Origin and History for transcendence n.

    c.1600, from Medieval Latin transcendentia, from Latin transcendentem (see transcendent).

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