supernormal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined from super- and normal between 1865 and 1870.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsu pərˈnɔr məl/

Adjective[edit]

supernormal (comparative more supernormal, superlative most supernormal)

  1. Beyond what is normal; exceeding the average or the point of reference.
    • Supernormal employment.
    • Supernormal production.
  2. Paranormal, supernatural.
    • 1996, Jess Byron Hollenback, Mysticism: Experience, Response, and Empowerment
      For example, why is it that supernormal phenomena so often accompany mystical experiences?
  3. (default logic, of a default) Both categorical and normal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ supernormal” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.