from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected. See Synonyms at follow.
- intransitive v. To follow immediately after; ensue.
- intransitive v. Philosophy To be dependent on a set of facts or properties in such a way that change can occur only after change has occurred in those facts or properties.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to follow something closely, either as a consequence or in contrast
- v. to supersede
- v. to be dependent on an earlier event
- v. to be dependent on something else for existence, truth, or instantiation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To come as something additional or extraneous; to occur with reference or relation to something else; to happen upon or after something else; to be added; to take place; to happen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To come in as extraneous upon something; be added or joined; follow in close conjunction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take place as an additional or unexpected development
Latin supervenīre : super-, super- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin supervenīre, present active infinitive of superveniō ("come over or upon, overtake"), from super ("above") + veniō ("come"). (Wiktionary)