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hyper-(word root) excessive, above, over
Examples of words with the root hyper-: hyperactive
1. Over; above; beyond: hypercharge.
2. Excessive; excessively: hypercritical.
3. Existing in more than three dimensions: hyperspace.
4. Linked or arranged nonsequentially: hypertext.
1. above, over, or in excess: hypercritical.
2. (in medicine) denoting an abnormal excess: hyperacidity.
3. indicating that a chemical compound contains a greater than usual amount of an element: hyperoxide.
[from Greek huper over]
1. very excitable or nervous; overexcited; keyed up.
3. obsessively concerned; fanatical; rabid.
[1970–75; probably independent use of hyper-]
a prefix meaning “excessive,” “undue” ( hypercritical; hypersensitive); “unusual, abnormal” ( hyperactive; hyperinflation), used esp. in terms denoting conditions of the body in which substances or functions are at above-normal levels ( hyperglycemia; hypertension),sometimes as a counterpart to a word formed with hypo-; “greatly exceeding norms” ( hypersonic); “forming an analogue (to the thing named) in space of more than four dimensions” ( hyperspace); “connecting in a nonsequential manner” ( hypertext).Compare super-.
A prefix that means "excessively," as in hypertension, excessively high blood pressure.
hyper-[ˈhaɪpər-] prefix → hyper
hyper-pref → Hyper-, hyper-, Über-, über-;
n → Übersäuerung f, → Hyperazidität f (spec)
n (Comput) → Hypercard f
adj → übertrieben kritisch
n (Comput, Internet) → Hyperlink f
n (Brit) → Verbrauchermarkt m, → Hypermarkt m
adj → überempfindlich
n (Comput) → Hypertext m
n → Hypertrophie f
vi → hyperventilieren
n → Hyperventilation f