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[soo-per-loo-muh-nl] /ˌsu pərˈlu mə nl/
adjective, Astronomy
appearing to travel faster than the speed of light.
Origin of superluminal
super- + Latin lūmin-, stem of lūmen light + -al1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for superluminal
  • In other words, it might be used to convey information at superluminal velocities.
  • On other side, that oscillation is necessary for superluminal particles.
  • True superluminal velocities are not achievable through linear drive.
  • Not quite as exciting as superluminal neutrinos, but if it holds up it's big stuff.
  • By the way, same goes for the superluminal neutrinos.
  • The existence of superluminal neutrinos has not been settled yet.
  • It is also responsible for quantum tunneling and entanglement as a superluminal medium.
British Dictionary definitions for superluminal


(physics) of or relating to a speed or velocity exceeding the speed of light
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