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superluminal

[ soo-per-loo-muh-nl ]
/ ˌsu pərˈlu mə nl /
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adjective Astronomy.

appearing to travel faster than the speed of light.

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Origin of superluminal

First recorded in 1955–60; super- + Latin lūmin-, stem of lūmen “light, rays of light, radiance” + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for superluminal

superluminal
/ (ˌsuːpəˈluːmɪnəl) /

adjective

physics of or relating to a speed or velocity exceeding the speed of light
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