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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from supernormal

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'supernormal.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of supernormal

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about supernormal

Statistics for supernormal

Time Traveler for supernormal

The first known use of supernormal was in 1834

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for supernormal

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 supernormality (audio) \ noun, plural supernormalities
supernormally \ -​ˈnȯr-​mə-​lē How to pronounce supernormally (audio) \ adverb

More from Merriam-Webster on supernormal

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for supernormal

Comments on supernormal

What made you want to look up supernormal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not being in agreement or harmony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!