hyper- definition

  • prefix:
    • Over; above; beyond: hypercharge.
    • Excessive; excessively: hypercritical.
    • Existing in more than three proportions: hyperspace.
    • related or organized nonsequentially: hypertext.
    • over, above or beyond
    • extortionate
    • existing much more than three spatial dimensions
    • linked non-sequentially
  • others:
    • A prefix signifying over, above; ; in addition, above measure, uncommonly great, excessive.
    • A prefix comparable to super- or per-; as hyperoxide, or peroxide. [Obs.] See Per-.
    • To move about actively; bustle.
    • A prefix of Greek origin, meaning ‘over,’ and often implying transcendence or extra.
    • In mod. math., chiefly denoting extension, generalization, or problem, as with hypers rate, hyper geometrical.
  • noun:
    • A hypercritic.

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