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su·per·son·ic

 (so͞o′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 with a frequency above the range audible to the human ear; ultrasonic.

su′per·son′i·cal·ly adv.
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supersonic

(ˌsuːpəˈsɒnɪk)
adj
(General Physics) being, having, or capable of reaching a speed in excess of the speed of sound: supersonic aircraft.
ˌsuperˈsonically adv
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su•per•son•ic

(ˌsu pərˈsɒn ɪk)

adj.
1. greater than the speed of sound waves through air.
2. capable of achieving such speed: a supersonic plane.
[1915–20]
su`per•son′i•cal•ly, adv.
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su·per·son·ic

(so͞o′pər-sŏn′ĭk)
Relating to or traveling at a speed greater than the speed of sound in a given medium, especially air.
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supersonic

Of or pertaining to speed in excess of the speed of sound. See also speed of sound.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

supersonic

applied to aircraft moving at speeds beyond the speed of sound, about 750 mph (1207.5 kph) at sea level.
See also: Aviation
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.supersonic - (of speed) greater than the speed of sound in a given medium (especially air); "a supersonic bomber flies so fast that it must release its bombs while the target is still over the horizon"
sonic, transonic - (of speed) having or caused by speed approximately equal to that of sound in air at sea level; "a sonic boom"
subsonic - (of speed) less than that of sound in a designated medium; "aircraft flying at subsonic speeds"
2.supersonic - having frequencies above those of audible soundsupersonic - having frequencies above those of audible sound
inaudible, unhearable - impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
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Translations
فَوْق السَّمْعي، فَوْق الصَّوْتي
nadzvukový
overlyds-supersonisk
szuperszonikus
hljóîfrár, yfir hljóîhraîa
viršgarsinis
virsskaņas-
nadzvočen
sesten hızlı

supersonic

[ˈsuːpəˈsɒnɪk] ADJ [aircraft, speed, flight] → supersónico
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

supersonic

[ˌsuːpərˈsɒnɪk] adjsupersonique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

supersonic

adjÜberschall-; at supersonic speedmit Überschallgeschwindigkeit; supersonic travelReisen ntmit Überschallgeschwindigkeit
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

supersonic

[ˌsuːpəˈsɒnɪk] adjsupersonico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

supersonic

(suːpəˈsonik) adjective
faster than the speed of sound. These planes travel at supersonic speeds.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

su·per·son·ic

a. supersónico-a, ultrasónico, rel. a ondas de frecuencia demasiado alta para ser captadas por el oído humano.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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