transcendence means: The noun transcendence and the adjective transcendental are both terms used in philosophy to convey the fundamental ground concept of the word’s Latin literal meaning, climbing or reaching beyond. However, these connotations can vary depending on the historical context and culture. Transcendence is a term used in religion to describe a God-like aspect and his power that transcends the physical universe. (in Community Dictionary, added by Camryn Stanley)