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supersession

Definition:

the act of replacing one person or thing by another, especially one held to be superior

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

supersede

Plural:

supersessions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

supersedure

Etymology:

via Old French from Latin supersedēre to sit above, from super- + sedēre to sit
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Supersessionism | fulfillment theology | replacement theology

terms for the biblical interpretation that the New Covenant supersedes or replaces the Mosaic Covenant, the latter thus also referred to as the Old Covenant. The terms do not appear in the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, however, the view... (41 of 2994 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Supersessionism

Collins Dictionary:

supersession | supersede | supplant [synonym, sense-specific] | succeed [synonym, sense-specific] | supersedable [adjective, derived]

the act of superseding | to take the place of (something old-fashioned or less appropriate); supplant | to replace in function, office, etc; succeed | ... (22 of 249 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/supersession

Oxford Dictionary:

supersede | supersession [derived]

take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant The standard spelling is supersede rather than supercede. The word is ... (25 of 152 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/supersede

American Heritage Dictionary:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supersedes [3rd-person singular present] | superseder [noun, related] | supersession [noun, related]

To take the place of; replace. | To cause to be set aside, especially to displace as inferior or antiquated. (19 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supersede

Merriam-Webster:

supersession

the act of superseding; the state of being superseded (9 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/supersession

Wiktionary:

supersession | supersessions [plural]

The act of superseding; the fact of having been superseded. (10 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/supersession

New World Dictionary:

supersession | supersessive [adjective, related]

a superseding or being superseded (5 of 19 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supersession

Random House Dictionary:

supersession | supersedure

the act of superseding. | the state of being superseded. (9 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/supersession

Macmillan British Dictionary:

replace [transitive] | replaced [past tense] | replacing [present participle] | replaces [3rd-person singular present] | replaceable [adjective, related]

to get rid of someone or something, and to put a new person or thing in ... | to do someone's job after they leave it ; to be used for doing the same ... (33 of 147 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/replace

Cambridge Dictionary:

replacement

the process of replacing something with something else | someone who does a job instead of someone else, or something which you use instead of ... (24 of 48 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/replacement

Encarta Dictionary:

replace | replaced [past tense] | replacing [present participle] | replaces [3rd-person singular present] | replaceable [adjective, derived] | replacer [noun, derived]

to take the place of or substitute for somebody or something | to fill the place of somebody or something with somebody or something else | to provide ... (26 of 150 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700542​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

supersession | supersede

First use: 15th century

Origin: via Old French from Latin supersedēre to sit above, from super- + sedēre to sit

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/supersession

New World Dictionary:

supersession

Origin: Medieval Latin supersessio from Latin supersessus, past participle of supersedere

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supersession

Merriam-Webster:

supersession

First use: 1790

Origin: Medieval Latin supersession-, supersessio, from Latin supersedēre

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/supersession

Wiktionary:

supersession

Origin: Latin supersessio, from supersedēre ("to supersede").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/supersession

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

supersession | supersede

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "supersession"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "supersession"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/supersession

the Free Dictionary:

Supersession

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Supersession"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Supersession"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Supersession

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

supersession

Audio: North American pronunciation of "supersession"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=supers​14 word=supersession

YourDictionary Audio:

supersession

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "supersession" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supersession

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