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hypersonic

[ hahy-per-son-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈsɒn ɪk /
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adjective
noting or pertaining to speed that is at least five times that of sound in the same medium.
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Origin of hypersonic

First recorded in 1935–40; hyper- + sonic
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British Dictionary definitions for hypersonic

hypersonic
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈsɒnɪk) /

adjective
concerned with or having a velocity of at least five times that of sound in the same medium under the same conditions

Derived forms of hypersonic

hypersonics, noun
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Scientific definitions for hypersonic

hypersonic
[ hī′pər-sŏnĭk ]

Relating to or capable of speeds equal to or exceeding five times the speed of sound (Mach 5 and above). Compare subsonic supersonic transonic.
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