transcendental
adjective Date: 1624 1. a. transcendent 1b b. supernatural c. abstruse, abstract d. of or relating to transcendentalism 2. a. incapable of being the root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients <
π is a transcendental number
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b. being, involving, or representing a function (as sin x, log x, ex) that cannot be expressed by a finite number of algebraic operations <
transcendental curves
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3. in Kantian philosophy a. of or relating to experience as determined by the mind's makeup b. transcending experience but not human knowledge 4. transcendent 1a • transcendentally adverb

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