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[soo-per-nawr-muh l] /ˌsu pərˈnɔr məl/
in excess of the normal or average:
supernormal faculties; supernormal production.
lying beyond normal or natural powers of comprehension:
supernormal intimations.
Origin of supernormal
First recorded in 1865-70; super- + normal
Related forms
supernormality, noun
supernormally, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For other supernormal developments that "one stream" might have been music or sports.

  • We had demonstrated clearly that their movement was supernormal.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland
  • Let us establish one supernormal fact and then reach for another.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland
  • The insult stimulates the girl to a supernormal fascination.


    Horace Barnett Samuel
  • Yes, perhaps, but only by attributing to us unknown and supernormal faculties.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
  • What is the net result of the evidence for all classes of supernormal phenomena?

    Occultism and Common-Sense Beckles Willson
  • He may also give evidence of supernormal perception of other kinds.

  • It was as though she knew, by a supernormal sensitiveness, the symptoms of someone else.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • "Don't think I'm telling you that from any supernormal source," she said.

    The House of Mystery William Henry Irwin
British Dictionary definitions for supernormal


greatly exceeding the normal
Derived Forms
supernormality (ˌsuːpənɔːˈmælɪtɪ) noun
supernormally, adverb
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