11 April 2005
Word of the Day for Saturday April 9, 2005
supervene \soo-pur-VEEN\, intransitive verb:
1. To take place or occur as something additional, extraneous,
or unexpected (sometimes followed by 'on' or 'upon').
2. To follow immediately after; to ensue.
Supervene comes from Latin supervenire, from super-, "over,
above" + venire, "to come."
(Thanks to the always-observant Adrian for passing this on.)
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