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su·per·son·ic

(sū'pĕr-son'ik),
1. Pertaining to or characterized by a speed greater than the speed of sound.
See also: hypersonic.
See also: ultrasonic.
2. Pertaining to sound vibrations of high frequency, above the level of human audibility.
See also: ultrasonic.
[super- + L. sonus, sound]
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su·per·son·ic

(sū'pĕr-son'ik)
1. Pertaining to or characterized by a speed greater than the speed of sound.
2. Pertaining to sound vibrations of high frequency, above the level of human audibility.
See also: ultrasonic
[super- + L. sonus, sound]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

supersonic

(soo″pĕr-sŏn′ĭk) [″ + sonus, sound]
1. Ultrasonic.
2. Used to describe speeds greater than that of sound. At sea level, in air at 0°C, the speed of sound is about 331 m, or 1087 ft per second (741 mph).
3. A sound frequency that is greater than 20,000 cycles per second.
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This supersonic flow then enters the gun barrel, where it accelerates a ping pong ball to supersonic speeds.
On the other hand, based on supersonic flow in gas dynamics, the pressure after the outlet must remain constant first before it decreases at the start of expansion wave.
Supersonic flow cases required the use of a first-order discretization over the first 200 iterations.
This pressure distribution characteristic indicates that combustion occurs in a supersonic flow with shocks, corresponding to a typical supersonic combustion mode.
The fan operates most efficiently at lower rpms (lower noise levels and lower fan tip speeds at its greater diameter satisfy stress and supersonic flow limitations) while the LP compressor/turbine is more efficient at higher rotational speeds.
(1969), Wing Theory in Supersonic Flow, Pergamon Press, Oxford
It was assumed that the supersonic flow undergoes an isentropic homogeneous expansion process before a shock wave occurs.
This creates a supersonic flow of exhaust from the other end of the cylinder, which pushes the rocket forward.
In this nozzle, the area increases continuously giving a divergent passage after the throat and exit Mach number will be always greater than 1 which gives the supersonic flow of the gas during the atomization process [7].

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