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Pronunciation: su'per-son'ik


  1. Pertaining to or characterized by a speed greater than the speed of sound.
  2. Pertaining to sound vibrations of high frequency, above the level of human audibility.

[super- + L. sonus, sound]

See Also: hypersonic

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