Supervenient Definition

(logic, philosophy, of a set of properties) In a relationship with another set such that membership in the other set implies membership in the present set.
If mental properties are supervenient on physical properties, people with identical bodies will also have identical minds.

Supervening; occurring subsequently; coming after something, especially when not causally connected.


Origin of Supervenient

  • From Latin supervenient-, stem of superveniens, present participle of supervenio (“to come to or in addition to, to overtake")

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