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To obliterate, replace, make void, or useless.

Supersede means to take the place of, as by reason of superior worth or right. A recently enacted statute that repeals an older law is said to supersede the prior legislation.

A superseding cause is an act of a third person or some intervening force that prevents a tortfeasor from being held liable for harm to another. A supervening act is one that insulates an actor from responsibility for negligently causing a dangerous condition that results in an injury to the plaintiff.


verb abolish, annul, discard, displace, make obsolete, make void, nullify, obviate, oust, override, overrule, preclude, put in the place of, remove, repeal, set aside, stand in stead of, subrogate, substitute, succedere, succeed, supplant, take the place of, void
Associated concepts: superseding cause
See also: abolish, abrogate, accede, annul, disinherit, dislodge, displace, follow, leave, override, overrule, replace, rescind, succeed, supplant, upset
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Being "connected" is the topic of a supersession sponsored by CNET on Jan.
During Wednesday's SuperSession One-on-One with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA, Genachowski announced that the FCC will kick off a government-wide effort to increase Wi-Fi speeds and alleviate Wi-Fi congestion at major hubs, such as airports, convention centers and larger conference gatherings, like the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC).
Keynotes, Brand Matters SuperSession, conference tracks and TechZones showcase hottest wireless technology
The CES SuperSessions are part of the full 2013 CES conference program, comprised of 300 panel sessions and featuring 800 speakers, including keynote addresses from the leaders of Qualcomm, Panasonic, Verizon and Samsung.
Fifth graph, first sentence of release dated January 3, 2012, should read: Other 2012 CES SuperSession panels include "CNET Presents the Next Big Thing in CE," (sted Other 2012 CES SuperSession panels include "CNET Presents the Next Best Thing in CE,").
Safe driving and the connected car will be topics of discussion for the 2010 CES SuperSessions with panels including, "Driving Connected: Built-in, Brought-in or Beamed-in - Developing Cars that Don't Crash and Devices that Don't Distract," at 10 a.
SuperSession Panelists Include High-Level Officials from the European Union, Japan and the United States
Gutierrez to Deliver Session Keynote; SuperSession Panelists Include Officials from Brazil, Japan and the United States
The format of this FREE Supersession will be two keynotes and two panels as well as a brief update on MPEGIF's activities including the MPEGIF Logo Qualification program.
During the 2006 Connect2Car: The Automobiles Convergence with Consumer Electronics SuperSession Henry Muyshondt of the MOST Cooperation discussed the MOST synchronous high-speed multimedia network.
On the education side of CES beyond the Digital Games Summit, two SuperSessions and a conference track address the latest trends in electronic gaming.