Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. above the lines of normal text
  • adj. greater than linear

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A scale-like dermal bone attached to the outer surface of the post-temporal; the supratemporal. It probably always carries a neural tunnel.

Etymologies

From supra- +‎ linear (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The report also finally admitted that very low levels are more harmful per unit of radiation than higher levels of exposure, also known as the "supralinear" effect.

    Depleted Uranium detected in Europe

  • Her document of wifehood, drawn up between the master Meshullam son of Zaccur and the groom in the same year as that of Mibtahiah with Eshor (449), displays erasures, supralinear and final additions that indicate a much-negotiated arrangement whose aim was to enhance the status of the bride vis-à-vis her master.

    Elephantine.

  • A recent detailed analysis of the Japanese experience suggested that the risk for those exposed to the lower doses could even be supralinear.

    Health effects of the Chernobyl accident

  • Disjunctive accents of this supralinear punctuation have signs like the first letter of their name; zaqeph; tarha.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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