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verb (supersedes, superseding, superseded)
  1. (transitive) set aside, Set (something) aside.
  2. (transitive) Take the place of.
No one could his sister.
  1. (transitive) displace, Displace in favour of another.
Modern US culture has superseded the native forms.
Translations: (trans-top, Set aside)
(trans-mid)
Portuguese: (t, pt, sobrepor)
(trans-bottom) (trans-top, Take the place of)
(trans-mid)
Portuguese: (t, pt, substituir)
(trans-bottom) (trans-top, Displace in favour of another)
(trans-mid)
Portuguese: (t, pt, substituir)
(trans-bottom) Etymology: Latin super, over + sedere, to sit, via Middle French superseder, originally in the meaning "postpone, defer" (as Latin).The meaning "to replace" is from 1642, probably by association with precede.Original Latin sense: proelio supersedere statuit = he decided to delay battle " Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico, http://books.google.com/books?id=It6gog_TA2oC&pg=PA87&lpg=PA87&dq=supersedere&source=web&ots=RbNGmp9Lcv&sig=JpR8O8C2E7X_JBXF3OW_MApYjBs 2:8.


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