supervenient

adjective
su·​per·​ve·​nient | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈvē-nyənt How to pronounce supervenient (audio) \

Definition of supervenient

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

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Examples of supervenient in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of supervenient

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for supervenient

Latin supervenient-, superveniens, present participle of supervenire

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The first known use of supervenient was in 1565

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“Supervenient.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supervenient. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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