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Meaning of SUPERVENE

Pronunciation:  `soopur'veen

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  take place as an additional or unexpected development

SUPERVENE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.