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supersonic

[soo-per-son-ik] /ˌsu pərˈsɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
greater than the speed of sound waves through air.
2.
capable of achieving such speed:
a supersonic plane.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; super- + sonic
Related forms
supersonically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for supersonically

supersonic

/ˌsuːpəˈsɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
being, having, or capable of reaching a speed in excess of the speed of sound: supersonic aircraft
Derived Forms
supersonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for supersonically

supersonic

adj.

1919, "of or having to do with sound waves beyond the limit of human hearing," from super- + sonic. Attested from 1934 in sense of "exceeding the speed of sound" (especially as a measure of aircraft speed), leaving the original sense to ultrasonic (1923).

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supersonically in Medicine

supersonic su·per·son·ic (sōō'pər-sŏn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Having, caused by, or relating to a speed greater than the speed of sound in a given medium, especially air.

  2. Of or relating to sound waves beyond human audibility.


su'per·son'i·cal·ly adv.
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supersonically in Science
supersonic
  (s'pər-sŏn'ĭk)   
Having a speed greater than that of sound in a designated medium, usually air; having a speed greater than Mach 1. Compare hypersonic, subsonic, transonic.

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