VCR Lesson 5 Presentation

Patricia Faucher

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Although later diagnosed with schizophrenia, Jon Von Neumann was known for his ________________ intelligence because he invented the game theory, and answered many mathematical questions others could not answer.

The Word

Transcendent (adj.)

1. Going beyond the limits of ordinary experience


2. Beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience


3. Exceeding usual limits


4. (Of God) existing apart from and not subject to the limitations of the material universe

Example's: Demons, angels, saints


Note: In math a transcendental number is any number that is not an algebraic number.

Example's: π, and e


Parts of Speech:


Transcendence(n.) - the quality or state of being transcendent


Transcendental(adj.) -being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural

Roots

SCALA (L.) "steps," "stairs," "ladder"

SCANDO, SCANDERE, SCANDI, SCANSUM (L.) "to climb"

Synonyms

abstract

supernatural

otherwordly

mystical

incomparable

exceedingly

Antonyms

real

Choose the Letter in the Sentence in Which the Underlined Word is used Incorrectly

A. For Lorelei Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, the first snow of the year became transcendent because she believed whenever it snowed she was blessed with a wonderful experience.

B. Harriet viewed herself as transcendent because she was considered average in

everything she did.

C. Cam newton's transcendent performance throughout the past football season took the Carolina Panthers to the Superbowl and led him to receiving the MVP award.

D. Laney did not believe in transcendent beings until she decided to play with a wigi board one night and swore she summoned a demon.

The answer is B. If Harriet is average in everything she does she is not going beyond the limits of ordinary behavior.