1. present participle of surpass#English|surpass


  1. Becoming superior to others; becoming excellent; exceptional; exceeding.

surpassing (plural surpassings)

  1. The act or process by which something is surpassed; a bettering.
    • 2001, William Desmond, Ethics and the Between (page 347)
      In both of these surpassings, the human being, in being freed, is freed both to be itself and to be beyond itself; but the second orients us more fully towards being free beyond self-determination.

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