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greater than the speed of sound waves through air.
capable of achieving such speed:
a supersonic plane.
being, having, or capable of reaching a speed in excess of the speed of sound: supersonic aircraft

supersonic su·per·son·ic (sōō’pər-sŏn’ĭk)

Having, caused by, or relating to a speed greater than the speed of sound in a given medium, especially air.

Of or relating to sound waves beyond human audibility.

su’per·son’i·cal·ly adv.
Having a speed greater than that of sound in a designated medium, usually air; having a speed greater than Mach 1. Compare hypersonic, subsonic, transonic.


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