supervene

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin supervenīre, present active infinitive of superveniō (come over or upon, overtake), from super (above) + veniō (come).

Verb[edit]

supervene (third-person singular simple present supervenes, present participle supervening, simple past and past participle supervened)

  1. to follow something closely, either as a consequence or in contrast
  2. to supersede
  3. to be dependent on an earlier event
  4. (philosophy) to be dependent on something else for existence, truth, or instantiation.

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