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[soo-per-son-iks] /ˌsu pərˈsɒn ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of science that deals with supersonic phenomena.
Origin of supersonics
First recorded in 1925-30; See origin at supersonic, -ics Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The small handgun merely jangled their nerves with a high-powered blast of accurately beamed supersonics.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The same applied to anesthetic gases, or electric shock, or supersonics.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for supersonics


noun (functioning as sing)
the study of supersonic motion
a less common name for ultrasonics
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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