Transcendence  

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  1. The act of surpassing usual limits.
  2. The state of being beyond the range of normal perception.
  3. The state of being free from the constraints of the material world, as in the case of a deity.
  4. Superior excellence; supereminence.

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Etymology

From Old French transcender, Latin transcendere ‎(“to climb over, step over, surpass, transcend”), from trans ‎(“over”) + scandere ‎(“to climb”); see scan; compare ascend, descend.

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