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superhuman

[soo-per-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo-] /ˌsu pərˈhyu mən or, often, -ˈyu-/
adjective
1.
above or beyond what is human; having a higher nature or greater powers than humans have:
a superhuman being.
2.
exceeding ordinary human power, achievement, experience, etc.:
a superhuman effort.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Neo-Latin superhūmānus. See super-, human
Related forms
superhumanity
[soo-per-hyoo-man-i-tee or, often, -yoo-] /ˌsu pər hyuˈmæn ɪ ti or, often, -yu-/ (Show IPA),
superhumanness, noun
superhumanly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for super-human

superhuman

/ˌsuːpəˈhjuːmən/
adjective
1.
having powers above and beyond those of mankind
2.
exceeding normal human ability or experience
Derived Forms
superhumanity, superhumanness, noun
superhumanly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for super-human

superhuman

adj.

1630s, from Medieval Latin superhumanus; see super- + human (adj.).

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