hypersonic hy`per*son"ic, n. [Pref. hyper- + sonic.] (Aeronautics) Pertaining to or moving at a speed greatly in excess of the speed of sound, usually meaning greater than mach 5. All speeds in excess of the speed of sound are {supersonic}, but to be hypersonic requires even higher speed. [PJC]

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