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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of superseding.
  • n. Replacement of a queen bee that has grown old or weak by one that is younger or more vigorous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of superseding
  • n. The replacing of an old queen bee by a new one
  • n. supersession

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of superseding, or setting aside; supersession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of superseding; supersession: as, the supersedure of trial by jury.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. act of replacing one person or thing by another especially one held to be superior

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