An example of hyper is a child who has just eaten lots of sugar.
Origin of hypershortened ; from hyperactive
- over, above, more than the normal, excessive: hypercritical, hyperopia
- existing in a space of four or more dimensions: hyperplane
- Chem. per-: hyperoxide
Origin of hyper-Classical Greek hyper- ; from hyper, over, above, concerning: see super
- Having a very excitable or nervous temperament; high-strung.
- Emotionally stimulated or overexcited.
Origin of hyperShort for hyperactive.
- Over; above; beyond: hypercharge.
- Excessive; excessively: hypercritical.
- Existing in more than three dimensions: hyperspace.
- Linked or arranged nonsequentially: hypertext.
Origin of hyper-Greek huper-, from huper, over, beyond; see uper in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more hyper, superlative most hyper)
- (colloquial) Short for hyperactive
- (science fiction) Short for hyperspace
From Ancient Greek á½‘Ï€ÎÏ (huper, “over").