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supersonic

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adjective su·per·son·ic \ˌsü-pər-ˈsä-nik\

Simple Definition of supersonic

  • : faster than the speed of sound

Full Definition of supersonic

  1. 1 :  ultrasonic

  2. 2 :  of, being, or relating to speeds from one to five times the speed of sound in air — compare sonic

  3. 3 :  moving, capable of moving, or utilizing air currents moving at supersonic speed

  4. 4 :  relating to supersonic airplanes or missiles <the supersonic age>

su·per·son·i·cal·ly play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of supersonic

Latin super- + sonus sound — more at sound


First Known Use: 1919


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supersonic

noun su·per·son·ic

Definition of supersonic

  1. 1 :  a supersonic wave or frequency

  2. 2 :  a supersonic airplane



Circa 1924

First Known Use of supersonic

circa 1924


SUPERSONIC Defined for Kids

supersonic

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adjective su·per·son·ic \ˌsü-pər-ˈsä-nik\

Definition of supersonic

  1. 1 :  above the normal range of human hearing

  2. 2 :  having a speed from one to five times that of sound <a supersonic airplane>




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