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supersedeverb [T]

 us   /ˌsu·pərˈsid/
to ​replace something ​older, less ​effective, or less ​important or ​official: Wireless ​broadband could supersede ​satelliteradio one ​day. The ​statelaw was superseded by the ​federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
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supersedeverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌsuːpəˈsiːd/
if a ​law, ​rule, ​agreement, etc. supersedes another, it ​replaces it: The newly ​signeddeal supersedes the ​currentcontract and ​runs to the end of 2012.be superseded by sth It is important to ascertain that the ​documents in your ​possession have not been superseded by new ​laws. supersede a law/regulation/sb's authority If the Bill is ​passed, it will supersede the Fed's ​authority.
if a ​process, ​system, or ​product supersedes another, it ​replaces it because it is more modern or becomes more popular: The ​internet seems to have superseded every ​mode of ​communication ever ​invented!be superseded by sth Phones using 2.5G ​technology were superseded by ​third-generation (3G) ​phones.
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