Supervene meaning

so͝o'pər-vēn'
To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected.
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To follow immediately after; ensue.
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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.
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To come or happen as something extraneous or unexpected.
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To take place; ensue.
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To follow something closely, either as a consequence or in contrast.
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To be dependent on an earlier event.
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(philosophy) To be dependent on something else for existence, truth, or instantiation.
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Origin of supervene

  • Latin supervenīre super- super- venīre to come gwā- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin supervenÄ«re, present active infinitive of superveniō (“come over or upon, overtake"), from super (“above") + veniō (“come").
    From Wiktionary