Hyper definition

hīpər

Hyperoxide.

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A Greek work meaning "above" or "more than." It is used as a prefix to technical concepts and products to convey a more advanced or more automatic capability. See hyperlocal and hyperconnected.
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Having a very excitable or nervous temperament; high-strung.
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(science fiction) Short for hyperspace.
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Existing in more than three spatial dimensions.
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A prefix that means “excessive” or “excessively,” especially in medical terms like hypertension and hyperthyroidism.
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The definition of hyper is high-strung or overexcited.

An example of hyper is a child who has just eaten lots of sugar.

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(colloquial) Short for hyperactive.
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Emotionally stimulated or overexcited.
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Having a very excitable or nervous temperament; high-strung.
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Emotionally stimulated or overexcited.
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Over; above; beyond.

Hypercharge.

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Excessive; excessively.

Hypercritical.

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Existing in more than three dimensions.

Hyperspace.

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Linked or arranged nonsequentially.

Hypertext.

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(informal) High-strung; keyed up.
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Over, above, more than the normal, excessive.

Hypercritical, hyperopia.

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Existing in a space of four or more dimensions.

Hyperplane.

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Origin of hyper

  • Gr hyper- < hyper, over, above, concerning: see super

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek huper- from huper over, beyond uper in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for hyperactive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (huper, “over").

    From Wiktionary