supervene upon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v supervene upon take the place or move into the position of "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left","the computer has supplanted the slide rule","Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
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Usage

In literature:

He was still weak, and strict diet had been imposed upon him, but no access of fever supervened.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
Under the influence of a typhus fever, supervening upon gout, he had begun to decompose while yet alive.
"The Unseen World and Other Essays" by John Fiske
I observed also numerous cases of hospital gangrene, and of spreading scorbutic ulcers, which had supervened upon slight injuries.
"Andersonville, Volume 2" by John McElroy
Torture rose from those four immeasurable chords; destruction was afoot upon them; a dreadful dance of death supervened.
"Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Complete" by Gilbert Parker
I suppose rheumatism has supervened upon the injured nerve.
"Yesterdays with Authors" by James T. Fields
Later on, statecraft may be said to have supervened upon military tactics.
"Ireland In The New Century" by Horace Plunkett
They have gloried that there supervened upon this paganism the religious revival which the Reformation was.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
Upon the vivacious, let the reflective supervene: to the gay, suffer in its season the addition of the serious.
"An Author's Mind" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Upon the vivacious, let the reflective supervene: to the gay, suffer in its season the addition of the serious.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
He was still weak, and strict diet had been imposed upon him, but no access of fever supervened.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
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In science:

For example, a perceiver might be a nonphysical mind in a dualist view in which the mind and its perceptions are epiphenomena that supervene upon the dynamical physical system without having any action back upon it.
Quantum Mechanics as a Simple Generalization of Classical Mechanics
A set of properties A supervenes upon another set B just in case no two things can differ with respect to A-properties without also differing with respect to their B-properties.
Definability in the Real Universe
The first step of the informational program is understanding how Relativity supervenes upon information processing.
Physics as quantum information processing
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