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supersonic

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

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>

supersonically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

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supersonic

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

Definition of supersonic for English Language Learners

  • : faster than the speed of sound


SUPERSONIC Defined for Kids

supersonic

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

Definition of supersonic for Students

  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>


Medical Dictionary

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supersonic

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adjective su·per·son·ic \-ˈsän-ik\

Medical Definition of supersonic

  1. 1:  ultrasonic 1

  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>

supersonically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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supersonic

noun su·per·son·ic

Medical Definition of supersonic

  1. 1:  a supersonic wave or frequency

  2. 2:  a supersonic airplane


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