The transition from a lower to a higher toposophic grade, e.g. from humanity to posthumanity, or samsara to sambodhi.
A Transcended being retains few easily recognisable characteristics from eir former self; even though the transcended being may remember everything about eir former existence in great detail, these memories do not seem to affect the behaviour of the transcended entity significantly. Contrast with ascension.
However any assessment of the mental characteristics of a transapient entity by observers in a lower toposophic class may not be reliable or accurate; some toposophologists suggest that the difference between ascension and transcension is largely illusory.
Transcend-Ascend - Text by M. Alan Kazlev One who transcends to one toposophic, then ascends to the next. For example an intelligence may transcend to SI:1, leaving behind everything of itself that was of SI:<1. Then e may ascend to S2, retaining eir SI:1 nature but adding an S2 superstructure on top of the SI:1 nature. Contrast transcend-ascend. Often however the dividing lines are not this well defined
Transcendent Being - Text by M. Alan Kazlev An entity that is distinct from physical existence, whether considered ontologically, as a supernatural or supraphysical being, or soteriologically, as a being that is no longer a part of embodied existence or samsara. The existence of a transcendent being or beings (e.g. God, Buddhas, etc) is central to many religious memeticities, but denied by physicalist memeticities.
Transcension Chasers - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Sentients, very often SI:<1, but sometimes higher toposophics, who spend their lives chasing Ascension and Transcension Events. They go around wearing these holographic T-shirts which play a little movie of the latest big transcendence they recorded, you know, an "I was There when the Croupe-Ngame B MicroCluster made the Big Exponential" They hold conventions, swap collectibles, show off their artifacts, that sort of thing...
Transcension Prediction - Text by Anders Sandberg and M. Alan Kazlev Given the huge population of the civilized galaxy, and the fact that ascensions and transcensions are moderately common and have been going on for thousands of years, many polities and civilizations have developed some fairly reliable methods for predicting the onset of one of these events. Often this is comparable to pre- and post-singularity efforts at predicting the weather (and a large transcendence event does indeed share some conceptual characteristics with a force of nature to those watching from outside at a lower S level).