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

Related Words for supersonics

airplane, plane, airbus, supersonic, turbo

Examples from the Web for supersonics

Historical Examples of supersonics

  • The small handgun merely jangled their nerves with a high-powered blast of accurately beamed supersonics.

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

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

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for supersonics


noun (functioning as singular)

the study of supersonic motion
a less common name for ultrasonics
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