from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of superseding.
  • noun Replacement of an old or diseased queen bee with a new one.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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