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supernormal

[soo-per-nawr-muh l] /ˌsu pərˈnɔr məl/
adjective
1.
in excess of the normal or average:
supernormal faculties; supernormal production.
2.
lying beyond normal or natural powers of comprehension:
supernormal intimations.
Origin of supernormal
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; super- + normal
Related forms
supernormality, noun
supernormally, adverb
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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.

    Modernities

    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

supernormal

/ˌsuːpəˈnɔːməl/
adjective
1.
greatly exceeding the normal
Derived Forms
supernormality (ˌsuːpənɔːˈmælɪtɪ) noun
supernormally, adverb
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