[ soo-per-veen ]
/ ˌsu pərˈvin /

verb (used without object), su·per·vened, su·per·ven·ing.

to take place or occur as something additional or extraneous (sometimes followed by on or upon).
to ensue.

Origin of supervene

1640–50; < Latin supervenīre, equivalent to super- super- + venīre to come


su·per·ven·ience [soo-per-veen-yuh ns] /ˌsu pərˈvin yəns/, su·per·ven·tion [soo-per-ven-shuh n] /ˌsu pərˈvɛn ʃən/, nounsu·per·ven·ient [soo-per-veen-yuh nt] /ˌsu pərˈvin yənt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for supervene

/ (ˌsuːpəˈviːn) /

verb (intr)

to follow closely; ensue
to occur as an unexpected or extraneous development

Derived forms of supervene

supervenience or supervention (ˌsuːpəˈvɛnʃən), noun

Word Origin for supervene

C17: from Latin supervenīre to come upon, from super- + venīre to come
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