supervention


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su·per·vene

(so͞o′pər-vēn′)
intr.v. su·per·vened, su·per·ven·ing, su·per·venes
1. To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected.
2. To follow immediately after; ensue.
3. Philosophy To be dependent on a set of facts or properties in such a way that change is possible only if change occurs in those facts or properties.

[Latin supervenīre : super-, super- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

su′per·ven′ient (-vēn′yənt) adj.
su′per·ven′ience (-vēn′yəns) n.
su′per·ven′tion (-vĕn′shən) n.
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Noun1.supervention - a following on in addition
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
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10) "The existing order is complete before the new work arrives; for order to persist after the supervention of novelty, the whole existing order must be, if ever so slightly, altered; and so the relations, proportions, values of each work of art toward the whole are readjusted; and this is conformity between the old and the new.
For a recent discussion of the law as limiting state power, with the inevitable concomitant of the supervention of judicial rulings, see SCOTT J.
The existing order," Eliot explains, "is complete before the new work arrives; for order to persist after the supervention of novelty, the whole existing order must be, if ever so slightly, altered; and so the relations, proportions, values of each work of art toward the whole are readjusted" ("Tradition" 38-39).
On the supervention of other diseases, see Imray, "Observations" 313, 309.
On her reading the killing of the bird is a violation of its symbolic status by the usurping Understanding, and the supervention of grace in the blessing is by the same token a working of Imagination in the Mariner.