[ soo-per-son-iks ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsɒn ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of science that deals with supersonic phenomena.

Origin of supersonics

First recorded in 1925–30; see origin at supersonic, -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for supersonics

  • The same applied to anesthetic gases, or electric shock, or supersonics.

    Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The small handgun merely jangled their nerves with a high-powered blast of accurately beamed supersonics.

    Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for supersonics

/ (ˌsuːpəˈsɒnɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)

the study of supersonic motion
a less common name for ultrasonics
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