supervenient

a) In a relationship with another set such that membership in the other set implies membership in the present set

If mental properties are supervenient on physical properties, people with identical bodies will also have identical minds.

b) Supervening; occurring subsequently; coming after something, especially when not causally connected.
See Also: supervene, supervenience, subvenient

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  • Supervenient — Su per*ven ient, a. [L. superveniens, p. pr.] Coming as something additional or extraneous; coming afterwards. [1913 Webster] That branch of belief was in him supervenient to Christian practice. Hammond. [1913 Webster] Divorces can be granted, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supervenient — index additional, extraneous, incidental, needless, nonessential, supplementary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • supervenient — adjective Etymology: Latin supervenient , superveniens, present participle of supervenire Date: 1594 coming or occurring as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supervenient — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|vēnyənt adjective Etymology: Latin supervenient , superveniens, present participle of supervenire to supervene : coming or occurring as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected …   Useful english dictionary

  • supervenient — See supervene. * * * …   Universalium

  • supervenient — supervenience …   Philosophy dictionary

  • supervenient — Synonyms and related words: accessory, accidental, additional, adscititious, adventitious, appurtenant, ascititious, auxiliary, casual, circumstantial, collateral, contingent, extra, fortuitous, incidental, inessential, nonessential, secondary,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • supervenient — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not part of the real or essential nature of a thing: adscititious, adventitious, incidental. See SURFACE …   English dictionary for students

  • supervenient — adj. surprising, unexpected …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supervenient — su·per·ve·nient …   English syllables

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