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supervention

(soo″pĕr-vĕn′shŭn) [L. superventio, a coming over]
The development of an additional condition as a complication to an existing disease.
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Yet, such mental properties are not epiphenomenal, because they supervene on the facts that explain the relevant bodily movements.
In an effort to provide a theoretical framework within which differing claims about human nature can be addressed in a systematic fashion, Harris (emeritus philosophy, College of William and Mary) introduces the cluster theory of human nature, which posits that human nature is a complex emergent property that supervenes upon the causal nexus that is created by the interactions amongst a cluster of properties.
For centuries, shechita has been practised as it accomplishes what other methods of slaughter attempt, the immediate and irreversible abolition of consciousness until death supervenes.
For me independence is more than political; it has a moral intensity that supervenes the often irrelevant bickerings of some politicians, because I believe that every nation has an inalienable right to govern itself.
Unable to represent the world within the bounds of natural feeling and experience, a nightmare of paranoia, schizophrenia, necrophilism, and vampirism supervenes, in which the natural affections are perverted by the will to destroy.
FAWC wrote: 'We are persuaded that such amassive injury would result in very significant pain and distress in the period before insensibility supervenes.