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sonic

[ son-ik ]
/ ˈsɒn ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to sound.
noting or pertaining to a speed equal to that of sound in air at the same height above sea level.

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Origin of sonic

1920–25; <Latin son(us) sound1 + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM sonic

mul·ti·son·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sonic

sonic
/ (ˈsɒnɪk) /

adjective

of, involving, or producing sound
having a speed about equal to that of sound in air: 331 metres per second (741 miles per hour) at 0°C

Word Origin for sonic

C20: from Latin sonus sound
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Medical definitions for sonic

sonic
[ sŏnĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or determined by audible sound.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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