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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.
The Riviera Hotel also will house two supersessions on mobile electronics and wireless.
Also featured on Wednesday was the highly popular SuperSession, "The Last Gadget Standing," a fast-paced tour of the hottest products at the 2008 International CES, sponsored by Yahoo
Four tracks on the CES conference program will focus on issues relating to mobile electronics with a special supersession to be held on Saturday, January 6.
For a complete list of conference and SuperSessions, or for more news on the 2008 International CES, including the latest TechZones, special events and registration information, visit www.
Four tracks on the CES conference program will focus on issues relating to home networking and connectivity with a special home networking supersession to be held Monday, January 8.
Other CES SuperSessions include Understanding Consumer Digital Ecosystems: What it Takes to Succeed, Get Ready for the End of Analog TV and Content and CE Partnerships: Breaking New Ground.