Definitions for: Supervene


[v] take place as an additional or unexpected development



Webster (1913) Definition: Su`per*vene", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Supervened; p.
pr. & vb. n. Supervening.] [L. supervenire, superventum, to
come over, to come upon; super over + venire to come. See
Super-, and Come, and cf. Overcome.]
To come as something additional or extraneous; to occur with
reference or relation to something else; to happen upon or
after something else; to be added; to take place; to happen.

Such a mutual gravitation can never supervene to matter
unless impressed by divine power. --Bentley.

A tyrany immediately supervened. --Burke.

See Also: come about, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

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