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Definition of: TRANCSCENDENTAL
- (a.) Supereminent; surpassing others; as, transcendental being or qualities.
- (a.) In the Kantian system, of or pertaining to that which can be determined a priori in regard to the fundamental principles of all human knowledge. What is transcendental, therefore, transcends empiricism; but is does not transcend all human knowledge, or become transcendent. It simply signifies the a priori or necessary conditions of experience which, though affording the conditions of experience, transcend the sphere of that contingent knowledge which is acquired by experience.
- (a.) Vaguely and ambitiously extravagant in speculation, imagery, or diction.