Definition of Hypersonic

1. Adjective. (context: of a speed aviation) equal to, or greater than, or capable of achieving, five times the speed of sound. ¹



2. Adjective. (context: of a speed aeronautics) far enough above the speed of sound so as to cause significant differences in behaviour due to chemical reactions or disassociation of the air. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypersonic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Hypersonic

1. Pertaining to or characterised by supersonic speeds of Mach 5 or greater. While any speed above the speed of sound may be referred to as supersonic, speeds of Mach 5 or greater are specifically referred to as hypersonic. Origin: hyper-+ L. Sonus, sound (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypersonic

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hypersonic (current term)
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Literary usage of Hypersonic

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1. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"0017 hypersonic Wind Tunnel (Moffett Field) National Aeronautics and Space Administration ... 0018 hypersonic Wind Tunnel Facility Department of Defense, ..."

2. Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics: Foundation for the Future by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"B10 Combined-cycle hypersonic propulsion systems with mode transition The United States has made significant progress in hypersonic flight technology over ..."

3. World Directory of Aerospace Vehicle Research and Development (1991)
"The University of Southampton hypersonic Gun Tunnel Description: The University of Southampton hypersonic Gun Tunnel is an intermittent hypersonic wind ..."

4. Identification of Promising Naval Aviation Science and Technology Opportunities by Nsb, National Academies Press (U.S.), National Research Council (2006)
"Within this disruptive capability area, two distinct hypersonic applications have been identified: air-breathing-based and rocket-based air vehicles ..."

5. Future Air Force Needs for Survivability by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Finding 6: hypersonic missiles with ranges comparable to those of current ... It is not clear, however, whether a hypersonic cruise aircraft (other than a ..."

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