Definition of supervenience in English:

supervenience

noun

Philosophy
  • The dependence of one property or quality on another for its existence.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From supervenient see -ence.

Pronunciation

supervenience

/ˌsuːpəˈviːnɪəns/ /ˌsjuːpəˈviːnɪəns/