• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Super- (Chem) A prefix formerly much used to denote that the ingredient to the name of which it was prefixed was present in a large, or unusually large, proportion as compared with the other ingredients; as in calcium superphosphate. It has been superseded by per- bi- di- acid, etc. (as peroxide, bicarbonate, disulphide, and acid sulphate), which retain the old meanings of super-, but with sharper definition. Cf. Acid a. Bi- Di-, and Per-.
    • Super- A prefix signifying above over beyond, and hence often denoting in a superior position in excess over and above in addition exceedingly; as in superimpose, supersede, supernatural, superabundance.
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  • Peter Ustinov
    Peter Ustinov
    “Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.”
  • Aaron Copland
    Aaron Copland
    “Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness -- I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. super, over, above; akin to Gr. , L. sub, under, and E. over,. See Over, and cf. Hyper- Sub- Supra- Sur-


In literature:

Re-issue in super-royal 4to.
"Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850" by Various
I rose to my super-self.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
And Virata gratified those mighty warriors, the sons of Kunti, possessed of super-human prowess with wealth and honour.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Super royal 8vo., One Guinea net.
"Mr. Edward Arnold's New and Popular Books, December, 1901"
This stove may be heated (1) by hot-water pipes (iron), (2) by super-heated water, (3) by steam, but only to 80 deg.
"Handbook on Japanning: 2nd Edition" by William N. Brown
What is the brute profanity that shocks The super-sensitively serious feeling?
"The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood" by Thomas Hood
He seems to me to have been specially created to be admired by super-dilettanti.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
It was one of those palatial cars "of a thousand delights," a new super six Hunkajunk touring model.
"Pee-wee Harris on the Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
A warm, super-personal sense of friendliness came upon her.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
There are hundreds of well authenticated reports of super-usual visions.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
That is like you poets; you are super-sensitive; you misconstrue commonplaces; you magnify the simple.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
The infamy this super-treason brings.
"English Satires" by Various
And then the Commander will lecture on super- maniacs later on!
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
In reality I am only a woman, happy, or unhappy, in the possession of super-normal powers.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
He had qualities, inherent and super-imposed, entirely lacking to his two colleagues.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Hence Dr. Macculloch recommends the addition of super-tartrate of potash, in the manufacture of British wines.
"A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons" by Fredrick Accum
But of all this, of course, neither Mr. Merrill nor his super had any idea.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
A super-institution in this kind, is very dangerous.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
But the time has come to ask: Is the Jew really the super-man we have been taught to consider him?
"Secret Societies And Subversive Movements" by Nesta H. Webster
Its navy has 4000 officers and men and has about 200 vessels of all sorts, none of them of the modern dreadnought or super-dreadnought type.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller

In poetry:

Lost aboard the roll of Kodac-
olor that was to have super-
seded all need to remember
Somerset were: a large flock
"Exmoor" by Amy Clampitt
Awaiting masses
Of cloud to give them expression,
These super-people! -
And my baby a nail
Driven, driven in.
He shrieks in his grease
"Brasilia" by Sylvia Plath
But first the eldest, christened Hodge,
He greased the dray-wheel axles, so
The super wouldn’t smell the dodge
And couldn’t let the Squatter know.
"The Squatter, Three Cornstalks, and the Well" by Henry Lawson
Around my vine-wreathed portico,
At evening, there's a perfect glow
Of little lights a-flashing--
As if the stellar bodies had
From super-heat grown hyper-mad,
And spend their ire in clashing.
"Lightning-Bugs" by Hattie Howard
"He is the warrior supreme,
The Super-caveman, one might say;
The pride of youth, the maiden's dream,
And in the chase the first to slay.
Where we are stunted he is tall:
In short, a menace to us all.
"Equality" by Robert W Service
Such as can see,
Why should they doubt? The childhood of a race.
The childhood of a soul, hath neither doubt
Nor fear. Where all is super-natural
The guileless heart doth feed on it, no more
Afraid than angels are of heaven.
"The Beginning" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Redskins at bottom of Super Bowl odds.
Looking at the first round of the Super 8.
Brought you by Dorsey's Super Market.
There are supercars and then there are super supercars.
Super-Counterfeit $100's Baffle U.S. Search All
Taking into account money raised by the candidates, the party committees and "super PACs," the Republicans generated the most money in 2011.
Excess Reigns at Super Bowl and That's No Ballyhoo .
Before there was a Super Bowl, there was Super Bowl hype.
Readers sound off on national debt, super PACs and band music.
Everyone from Leighton Meester to Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum are embracing being all wrapped up in dresses that suck you in and make you look super sexy.
In Uviller's animated, amusing sequel to Super in the City, Zephyr Zuckerman's boss assigns the spunky 30-year-old Special Investigations officer to a money laundering case at the Greenwich Village Hotel.
Lindsey Vonn put the disappointment of her super-combined failure behind her to win Saturday's World Cup Super-G in St Moritz.
Super powers don't necessarily translate to super performance on network television.
Lupe Vargas y Su Super Mejor Amiga / Lupe Vargas and Her Super Best Friend.
Welcome to the Super 8 I-70 in Salina , recipient of the Pride of Super 8 award.

In science:

To be able to integrate out the auxiliary N = (1, 1) spinor superfields, we require an equal number of left and right semichiral superfields XL and XR .
Generalized Kahler manifolds and off-shell supersymmetry
For the pair (φ, χ) we use the same letters to denote the N = (1, 1) superfields, i.e., the lowest components of the N = (2, 2) superfields (φ, χ).
Generalized Kahler manifolds and off-shell supersymmetry
Superfluidity in two-layer e − e system in high magnetic fields in the cases mentioned is analogous to the superfluidity of two-layer e − h system25 .
Superfluidity of "dirty" indirect magnetoexcitons in coupled quantum wells in high magnetic field
Also Lemma 2.4 generalises to the super case, now using the super Jacobi identity.
Sylvester-t' Hooft generators of sl(n) and sl(n|n), and relations between them
Let S be a para-Hurwitz (super)algebra over a field of characteristic 6= 2, and let J be the Jordan (super)algebra of 3 × 3 hermitian matrices over the associated Hurwitz (super)algebra.
The extended Freudenthal Magic Square and Jordan algebras
Rocek: “Super Higgs-effect in a new class of scalar models and a model of super QED,” Phys.
Asymptotic generators of fermionic charges and boundary conditions preserving supersymmetry
Observe the crucial difference between the Lie (super)algebra g(A)K (which might be an algebra without Cartan matrix) and the Lie (super)algebra g(Ap ) constructed from the integer Cartan matrix A reduced modulo p if p < 5.
Cartan matrices and presentations of Cunha and Elduque superalgebras
The Cartan matrices of Lie superalgebras g (even over C) can be non-symmetrizable or (for any p in the super case and for p > 0 in the non-super case) have entries belonging to the ground field K.
Cartan matrices and presentations of Cunha and Elduque superalgebras
For the pair (φ, χ) we use the same letters to denote the N = (1, 1) superfields, i.e., the lowest components of the N = (2, 2) superfields (φ, χ).
Linearizing Generalized Kahler Geometry
As a result, we obtain so-called the twisted Yangians without a Hopf (super)algebra structure (in general) but being comodule over some Hopf (super)algebras.
Yangian of the Strange Lie Superalgebra of $\boldsymbol{Q_{n-1}}$ Type, Drinfel'd Approach
Actually, due to the absence of the normal component, the superfluid density coincides with the total density and the superfluid current with the total current.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
IX B) a superfluid core starts to nucleate in equilibrium with a polarized normal gas outside the superfluid.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Given any function f (ψ ⊗ ¯ψ) of the tensor product of a super-vector ψ and its conjugate ¯ψ , the super-bosonization formula essentially converts the integral of f over ψ to an integral over a supermatrix Q akin to ψ ⊗ ¯ψ .
Superbosonization formula and its application to random matrix theory
The Cartan matrices of certain interesting inf inite dimensional simple Lie superalgebras g (even over C) can be non-symmetrizable or (for any p in the super case and for p > 0 in the non-super case) have entries belonging to the ground f ield K.
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix
Super and modular cases: Summary of new features (as compared with simple Lie algebras over C) The super case, p = 0.
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix