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supervenient

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adjective su·per·ve·nient \-ˈvē-nyənt\

Definition of supervenient

  1. :  coming or occurring as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected



Examples of supervenient

  1. <he painted his landscapes for self-fulfillment, regarding financial rewards as supervenient to his reason for doing them>



Origin of supervenient

Latin supervenient-, superveniens, present participle of supervenire


First Known Use: 1594


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