What does supersonic mean?

Definitions for supersonic
ˌsu pərˈsɒn ɪksu·per·son·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supersonic(adj)

    (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"

  2. supersonic, ultrasonic(adj)

    having frequencies above those of audible sound


  1. supersonic(a.)

    Moving at a speed greater than the speed of sound in air; -- this speed varies with altitude, since the speed of sound varies with altitude, as well as with temperature and humidity, being approximately 1129 feet per second at sea level and 984 feet per second at 16 miles altitude.

  2. supersonic(a.)

    Capable of moving at speeds higher than the speed of sound; -- of aircraft.


  1. supersonic(Adjective)

    ultrasonic, having a frequency too high to be audible

  2. supersonic(Adjective)

    greater than the speed of sound (in the same medium, and at the same temperature and pressure)

Anagrams for supersonic »

  1. croupiness

  2. percussion

How to pronounce supersonic?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supersonic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supersonic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of supersonic in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Rutherford:

    There are reasons to be worried about the environmental impact of reintroducing supersonic aircraft.

  2. Boom CEO Blake Scholl:

    Supersonic flight will be a critical driver of human progress, and we believe Europe's citizens will embrace it, we know noise is a sensitive issue, and we are designing with that in mind.

  3. Tom Ballantyne:

    Because of the sonic boom it will only be able to fly at supersonic speed over the oceans, in other words unpopulated areas, there will also be restrictions at many airports because a Concorde is very noisy.

  4. George Abbey:

    If I could fly supersonic transport, I could reduce that [travel] time, time is really money, and spending a short time on an airplane vs. a long time, I’d prefer taking the short time.

  5. Robert Ashley:

    China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is developing and fielding numerous advanced, long-range land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles, some capable of reaching supersonic speeds, operated from ground, air, ship, and submarine platforms.

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