from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of phenomena produced by the motion of a body through a medium at velocities greater than that of sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of supersonic motion
  • n. ultrasonics


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  • Shortly after the crash, I heard the distinct sound of supersonics overhead and caught the wing flash of an F/A-18 Super Hornet.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

  • A lifetime of one generation our nation has seen aviation progress from that first tentative lift-off at Kitty Hawk to an age of supersonics flight and space exploration.

    CNN Transcript May 28, 2008

  • "We've moved from an era of Model T roller coasters to one of supersonics," says Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey, who has catalogued 58 brain injuries -- including eight fatalities -- on thrill rides, most since 1990.

    Fighting G-Force

  • But, personally, I don't think it's related to the supersonics.

    The Miko

  • Ferrel kicked on the supersonics again, letting them sterilize the metal suits — there was going to be no chance to be finicky about asepsis; the supersonics and ultraviolet tubes were supposed to take care of that, and they'd have to do it, to a large extent, little as he liked it.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • The supersonics were intended to pene­trate through all solids in the room, sterilizing where the UV light couldn't reach.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Doc kicked off the supersonics with relief and indicated the man's throat.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • No telling what supersonics might do to a nonhu - man nervous system; and if these were in truth the crewfolk, the worst thing he could do was inflict serious injury on one of them.

    Trader To The Stars

  • Properly, city-states should fight each other with swords, not with missile weapons, chemical explosives, and supersonics-and flying should be still in the dream stage, a dream of flapping wings at that, not already a jet-propelled fact.

    Cities In Flight

  • Amalfi and Hazleton grabbed a cab to the edge of the city, and went the rest of the way to the Hevian town on foot, across the supersonics-cleared strip of bare turf which surrounded the walls.

    Cities In Flight


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