noun, plural in form but singular in construction
su·​per·​son·​ics | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈsä-niks How to pronounce supersonics (audio) \

Definition of supersonics

: the science of supersonic phenomena

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Recent Examples on the Web Boom Supersonic's sleek prototype craft rolled out this week; the final production model will be quieter than previous supersonics, and a novel fly-by-wire system will keep it stable at low speeds. Eric Adams, Wired, "How to Design a Supersonic Plane for the (Fairly Rich) Masses," 15 Oct. 2020

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Supersonics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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