[ soo-per-veen ]
/ ˌsu pərˈvin /
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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).
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OTHER WORDS FROM supervenesu·per·ven·ience [soo-per-veen-yuhns], /ˌsu pərˈvin yəns/, su·per·ven·tion [soo-per-ven-shuhn], /ˌsu pərˈvɛn ʃən/, nounsu·per·ven·ient [soo-per-veen-yuhnt], /ˌsu pərˈvin yənt/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for supervene
/ (ˌsuːpəˈviːn) /
to follow closely; ensue
to occur as an unexpected or extraneous development
Derived forms of supervenesupervenience or supervention (ˌsuːpəˈvɛnʃən), noun
Word Origin for supervene
C17: from Latin supervenīre to come upon, from super- + venīre to come
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