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Definition of "supervenient" [su•per•ven•ient]

  • In a relationship with another set such that membership in the other set implies membership in the present set (adjective)
  • Supervening; occurring subsequently; coming after something, especially when not causally connected. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "supervenient" in a sentence
  • "Kass is surely right to insist that we recognize that our morally significant mental capacities are embodied, concrete, supervenient on a biological base."
  • "Similarly, advocates of OSR such as Esfeld, French and Ladyman emphasise that the non-supervenient relations implied by quantum entanglement undermine the ontological priority conferred on individuals in most traditional metaphysics."
  • "“Space: An abstract system of non-supervenient relations.”"
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