Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A prefix signifying above, over, beyond, and hence often denoting in a superior position, in excess, over and above, in addition, exceedingly; as in superimpose, supersede, supernatural, superabundance.
  • (Chem.) A prefix formerly much used to denote that the ingredient to the name of which it was prefixed was present in a large, or unusually large, proportion as compared with the other ingredients; as in calcium superphosphate. It has been superseded by per-, bi-, di-, acid, etc. (as peroxide, bicarbonate, disulphide, and acid sulphate), which retain the old meanings of super-, but with sharper definition. Cf. Acid, a., Bi-, Di-, and Per-.

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  • prefix above, over, or upon
  • prefix superior in size, quality, number, degree, status, title, or position
  • prefix inclusive
  • prefix physics Forms terms relating to supersymmetry
  • prefix fiction Related to superheroes.

Etymologies

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From the Latin super

Examples

  • My super- talented mother made a Cinderella pumpkin coach as a cake for my seventh birthday.

    Lonna Saunders: Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

  • My super- talented mother made a Cinderella pumpkin coach as a cake for my seventh birthday.

    Lonna Saunders: Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

  • "If we were back to a super- majority vote, it's quite possible that the Republicans would have extracted an even more serious amount of cuts or would have extracted pension reform or regulatory relief," said Bruce Cain , a political-science professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

    California Budget Deal Leaves GOP out in Cold

  • "If we were back to a super- majority vote, it's quite possible that the Republicans would have extracted an even more serious amount of cuts or would have extracted pension reform or regulatory relief," said Bruce Cain , a political-science professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

    California Budget Deal Leaves GOP out in Cold

  • My super- talented mother made a Cinderella pumpkin coach as a cake for my seventh birthday.

    Lonna Saunders: Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

  • My super- talented mother made a Cinderella pumpkin coach as a cake for my seventh birthday.

    Lonna Saunders: Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

  • In the flier for the show, Carol Willis, the museum's curator and director, writes that "to distinguish the rarified air of the super- from the merely very tall, the Museum has made the benchmark 380 meters/1,250 feet—the height of the Empire State Building—rather than the more frequently used measure of 300 meters."

    Heights of Fancy

  • Here's the thing I've noticed when I've played with senior, and super- senior, golfers who have maintained their games.

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  • The better question is whether extending a zero cap gains rate to higher-income but not super- high-income households would encourage more investment in the short run.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Here's the thing I've noticed when I've played with senior, and super- senior, golfers who have maintained their games.

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