[soo-per-nawr-muh l]
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  1. in excess of the normal or average: supernormal faculties; supernormal production.
  2. lying beyond normal or natural powers of comprehension: supernormal intimations.

Origin of supernormal

First recorded in 1865–70; super- + normal
Related formssu·per·nor·mal·i·ty, nounsu·per·nor·mal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of supernormal

  • For other supernormal developments that "one stream" might have been music or sports.

  • We had demonstrated clearly that their movement was supernormal.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland

  • Let us establish one supernormal fact and then reach for another.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland

  • The insult stimulates the girl to a supernormal fascination.


    Horace Barnett Samuel

  • Yes, perhaps, but only by attributing to us unknown and supernormal faculties.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces

    Camille Flammarion

British Dictionary definitions for supernormal


  1. greatly exceeding the normal
Derived Formssupernormality (ˌsuːpənɔːˈmælɪtɪ), nounsupernormally, adverb
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