supervenient

adjective

su·​per·​ve·​nient ˌsü-pər-ˈvē-nyənt How to pronounce supervenient (audio)
: coming or occurring as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected

Examples of supervenient in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin supervenient-, superveniens, present participle of supervenire

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supervenient was in 1565

Dictionary Entries Near supervenient

Cite this Entry

“Supervenient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supervenient. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

supervenient

adjective
su·​per·​ve·​nient ˌsü-pər-ˈvē-nyənt How to pronounce supervenient (audio)
: coming or occurring as something additional or unexpected
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