intransitive verb-·vened′, -·ven′ing
- to come or happen as something extraneous or unexpected
- to take place; ensue
Origin of superveneClassical Latin supervenire, to come over or upon, follow from super- (see super-) + venire, to come
intransitive verbsu·per·vened, su·per·ven·ing, su·per·venes
- To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected.
- To follow immediately after; ensue.
- Philosophy To be dependent on a set of facts or properties in such a way that change can occur only after change has occurred in those facts or properties.
Origin of superveneLatin supervenīre super- super- venīre to come ; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present supervenes, present participle supervening, simple past and past participle supervened)