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Meaning of "superluminal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUPERLUMINAL

superluminal  [ˌsuːpəˈluːmɪnəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUPERLUMINAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Superluminal is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SUPERLUMINAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Faster-than-light

Faster-than-light communications and travel refer to the propagation of information or matter faster than the speed of light. Under the special theory of relativity, a particle with subluminal velocity needs infinite energy to accelerate to the speed of light, although special relativity does not forbid the existence of particles that travel faster than light at all times. On the other hand, what some physicists refer to as "apparent" or "effective" FTL depends on the hypothesis that unusually distorted regions of spacetime might permit matter to reach distant locations in less time than light could in normal or undistorted spacetime. Although according to current theories matter is still required to travel subluminally with respect to the locally distorted spacetime region, apparent FTL is not excluded by general relativity. Examples of FTL proposals are the Alcubierre drive and the traversable wormhole, although their physical plausibility is uncertain.

Definition of superluminal in the English dictionary

The definition of superluminal in the dictionary is of or relating to a speed or velocity exceeding the speed of light.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUPERLUMINAL


abdominal
æbˈdɒmɪnəl
cacuminal
kæˈkjuːmɪnəl
criminal
ˈkrɪmɪnəl
euroterminal
ˈjʊərəʊˌtɜːmɪnəl
germinal
ˈdʒɜːmɪnəl
interterminal
ˌɪntəˈtɜːmɪnəl
lumenal
ˈluːmɪnəl
luminal
ˈluːmɪnəl
multiterminal
ˌmʌltɪˈtɜːmɪnəl
nominal
ˈnɒmɪnəl
nonterminal
ˌnɒnˈtɜːmɪnəl
noumenal
ˈnuːmɪnəl
phenomenal
fɪˈnɒmɪnəl
preterminal
priːˈtɜːmɪnəl
ruminal
ˈruːmɪnəl
subterminal
sʌbˈtɜːmɪnəl
terminal
ˈtɜːmɪnəl
torminal
ˈtɔːmɪnəl
translumenal
ˌtrænzˈluːmɪnəl
voluminal
vəˈljuːmɪnəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUPERLUMINAL

superlarge
superlative
superlatively
superlativeness
superlawyer
superlight
superliner
superload
superlobbyist
superlong
superloo
superloyalist
superlunar
superlunary
superluxurious
superluxury
supermacho
supermajority
supermale
superman

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUPERLUMINAL

air terminal
binominal
career criminal
computer terminal
container terminal
dumb terminal
ferry terminal
final
foraminal
freight terminal
geminal
liminal
noncriminal
oil terminal
petty criminal
point-of-sale terminal
pronominal
subliminal
trigeminal
visual display terminal
war criminal

Synonyms and antonyms of superluminal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «superluminal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUPERLUMINAL

Find out the translation of superluminal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of superluminal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «superluminal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

超光速
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

superluminar
570 millions of speakers

English

superluminal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

superluminal
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

superluminal
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сверхсветовой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

superluminal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

superluminal
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

supraluminique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Superluminal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Überlichtgeschwindigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

超光速
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

superluminal
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Superluminal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

siêu ánh sáng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சூப்பர்லூமினல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अतिसूक्ष्म
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

süperlüminal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

superluminale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nadświetlną
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сверхсветовой
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

superluminal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπερφωτινές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

superluminal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

superluminal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

superluminal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of superluminal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERLUMINAL»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERLUMINAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about superluminal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUPERLUMINAL»

Discover the use of superluminal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to superluminal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Superluminal
But humanity's progeny -- the nanotechnological artificial intelligences called "free converts" -- face extermination at the hands of the tyrant Amés and his invincible armies, and once the Napoleonesque Director develops superluminal ...
Tony Daniel, 2009
2
Faster than light: superluminal loopholes in physics
For those who enjoy science as fact and as fiction, a leading expert on quantum theory imaginatively explains how faster-than-light communication and travel are actually being explored by physicists.
Nick Herbert, 1989
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Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFOs, and ...
This shows that at 80 centimeters from the ground-current-sensing reference antenna, the shock had a superluminal speed of approximately 2.32 times the speed of light, its speed progressively dropping toward the rest frame light speed (c) ...
Paul A. LaViolette, Ph.D., 2008
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Popular Science
A few — a very few — astronomers say that the discovery of superluminal expansion means that we have to start rewriting some of the basic laws of physics. But the majority view is that this mystery can be explained without throwing the theory ...
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Advances in Chemical Physics, Modern Nonlinear Optics
It is only aimed to briefly discussing the main experimental facts (most of which have been found since 1991) whereby the physics of superluminal phenomena —which was regarded until the mid-1990s or so by most physicists as ''a waste of  ...
Myron W. Evans, 2004
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Special Relativity and Motions Faster than Light
... 249 summation rule 70 sun 117,126,160f.,174, 182 superluminal 42, 171 superluminal bullet 250 superluminal communications superluminal electron 165 f. superluminal ellipsoid 278 superluminal (instant) quantum telecommunication 207 ...
Moses Fayngold, 2008
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Relativistic Flows in Astrophysics
Superluminal motion is a direct manifestation of Einstein's special theory of relativity. Its relevance to astrophysical objects has been predicted [25] about five years before observations [4] demonstrated its existence. The effect is based on the ...
A.W. Guthmann, 2002
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Plasma Astrophysics: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 24. Lecture ...
2.3 Particle Trajectories Superluminal Shocks In circumstances in which plasma flows at highly rela- tivistic speeds, such as in the MHD wind of the Crab Nebula ( Kennel &c Coro- niti 1984), superluminal shock fronts are the rule rather than ...
J.G. Kirk, D.B. Melrose, E.R. Priest, 1994
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Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: An Introduction
Thus it is not surprising that the phenomenon of superluminal motion engendered various kinds of explanations upon its discovery. By now, superluminal motion has also been seen in optical observations of jets, as is displayed in Fig. 5.12.
Peter Schneider, 2007
10
The Neutron Star-Black Hole Connection
Superluminal sources Expansions at up to ten or more times the speed of light have been observed in quasars for more than 20 years (Pearson & Zensus 1987; Zensus 1997). At first these superluminal motions provoked concern because ...
Chryssa Kouveliotou, J.E Ventura, Edward Peter Jacobus van den Heuvel, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUPERLUMINAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term superluminal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Superluminal
Artist's note: Future travel will look very different. This imaginary vessel runs on virtual particles. The viability of tapping into quantum vacuum fluctuations as a ... «Popular Science, Jul 15»
2
Updated on Jul 9, 2015, 8:58 pm AST
Meanwhile, penalties totalling $5,400 have been paid for Jamaica's recent St Leger Stakes winner Superluminal, and Kronus, who are part of the quartet coming ... «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jul 15»
3
Stunning Superluminal upset in Jamaica St Leger
Jockey Paul Francis, aboard the 35-1 outsider SUPERLUMINAL, raises his whip in celebration as he wins the 89th running of the Jamaica St Leger, a length ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»
4
Superluminal wins St Leger in dramatic fashion
IN a dramatic reversal of the form books, Superluminal, trained by Harry Parsard and ridden by Paul Francis, won the ISP Finance Services-sponsored Jamaica ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
5
Shock collision inside black hole jet
Meyer was surprised to see a fast knot with an apparent speed of seven times the speed of light catch up with the end of a slower-moving, but still superluminal, ... «EarthSky, Jun 15»
6
Hubble Spots Collisions and Cosmic Disarray At the Center of Black …
This "superluminal" motion astronomers witness as the energized jets escape the black hole appear to exceed the speed of light, but this is an optical illusion ... «Science Times, May 15»
7
Will we ever… speak faster than light speed?
So far, it has not really been necessary to develop superluminal communication to keep our conversations flowing. The furthest humans have travelled is to the ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
8
Flashes from Faster-than-Light Spots May Help Illuminate …
When a superluminal sweep occurs, it typically starts with a flash that may reveal previously unknown three-dimensional information about the scattering object. «Michigan Tech News, Jan 15»
9
AngularJS Superluminal-Nudge Promises Substantial Performance …
Superluminal-nudge also brings with it some breaking changes, including $resource. According to GitHUb user Caitlin Potter, what the breaking change means ... «InfoQ.com, Oct 14»
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Superluminal: "Pacifica" wymagała żmudnej pracy
Niebawem do sklepów na całym świecie trafi debiutancki krążek polskiej formacji Superluminal. - "Pacifica" doskonale oddaje nasz styl. To przyjemne, klubowe ... «Polskie Radio, May 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Superluminal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/superluminal>. Dec 2019 ».
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