supernormal

adjective
su·​per·​nor·​mal | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈnȯr-məl How to pronounce supernormal (audio) \

Definition of supernormal

1 : exceeding the normal or average
2 : being beyond normal human powers : paranormal

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Other Words from supernormal

supernormality \ ˌsü-​pər-​nȯr-​ˈma-​lə-​tē How to pronounce supernormal (audio) \ noun
supernormally \ ˌsü-​pər-​ˈnȯr-​mə-​lē How to pronounce supernormal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of supernormal in a Sentence

the little boy pretended to be a comic book hero with supernormal powers
Recent Examples on the Web The Tax Policy Center assumes that 60% of corporate income taxes fall on what are called supernormal returns, which are the extra profits some companies can earn because of strategic advantages such as monopolistic power. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "Who Ultimately Pays for Corporate Taxes? The Answer May Color the Republican Overhaul," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of supernormal

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Supernormal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supernormal. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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supernormal

adjective
su·​per·​nor·​mal | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈnȯr-məl How to pronounce supernormal (audio) \

Medical Definition of supernormal

1 : exceeding the normal or average
2 : being beyond normal human powers : paranormal

Other Words from supernormal

supernormality \ -​nȯr-​ˈmal-​ət-​ē How to pronounce supernormal (audio) \ noun, plural supernormalities
supernormally \ -​ˈnȯr-​mə-​lē How to pronounce supernormal (audio) \ adverb

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