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supersonics

[soo-per-son-iks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the branch of science that deals with supersonic phenomena.
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Origin of supersonics

First recorded in 1925–30; see origin at supersonic, -ics
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Examples from the Web for supersonics

Historical Examples

  • 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

supersonics

noun (functioning as singular)
  1. the study of supersonic motion
  2. a less common name for ultrasonics
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