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[ soo-per-hyoo-muhnor, often, -yoo- ]


  1. above or beyond what is human; having a higher nature or greater powers than humans have:

    a superhuman being.

  2. exceeding ordinary human power, achievement, experience, etc.:

    a superhuman effort.


/ ˌsuːpəˈhjuːmən /


  1. having powers above and beyond those of mankind
  2. exceeding normal human ability or experience

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Derived Forms

  • ˌsuperhuˈmanity, noun
  • ˌsuperˈhumanly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • su·per·hu·man·i·ty [soo-per-hyoo-, man, -i-tee, -yoo-], super·human·ness noun
  • super·human·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of superhuman1

From the New Latin word superhūmānus, dating back to 1625–35. See super-, human

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Example Sentences

While the company never released the data set, the system’s superhuman performance elevated deep learning to the de facto method for analyzing faces.

For the first time since I started playing this series 20 years ago, I felt a little scared, despite the fact that I am Agent 47, a genetically enhanced superhuman created to be the most efficient killer of man.

Unfortunately, the minds of superhuman AIs are currently out of reach to us humans.

In a computer game, software can experiment endlessly, playing over and over again, improving gradually until it reaches superhuman skill, without causing any real-world harm.

From Fortune

DeepMind has already notched up a streak of wins, showcasing AIs that have learned to play a variety of complex games with superhuman skill, from Go and StarCraft to Atari’s entire back catalogue.

Special suits allow you and your team to hover over gaps and jump to superhuman heights.

In both cases, Lawrence is reacting authentically in the face of a public that expects actresses to be superhuman.

But tech geeks, with their superhuman ability to manipulate ones and zeroes, do.

At times, among her crowd of devotees, Clinton can sound almost superhuman.

As famous as the physician “god complex” may be, presumably nobody really thinks doctors have actual superhuman powers.

Yet if there is a measure of untruth in such pretty flatteries, one needs to be superhuman in order to condemn them harshly.

He does not know who she is; he has performed almost superhuman exploits to win her; but there is an obstacle to their union.

You set yourself a great task years ago, an almost superhuman task.

A look of determination, arguing some superhuman resolve taken at the moment of death, or—can you read that face for me?

I am certain that he is one of those devils who war against mankind, endowed by their Prince Satan with superhuman power.


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