Definition of supervention in English:



  • See supervene

    • ‘There is no phase of development which delimits the state of adolescence unless it be the sudden supervention of those phenomena associated with the blossoming of the sex function.’
    • ‘That supervention of my wired-in chimpanzee priorities is not necessarily more correct.’
    • ‘This is an elementary pattern (in the Durkheimian sense) for ordered successions, progressions, and superventions.’
    • ‘This paper proposes that the content of religious instruction, traditions, or beliefs should not be viewed as harmful in the sense necessary to justify government second-guessing or supervention of parents’ decisions about such instruction.’