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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Super-  \Su"per-\  [L.  super  over  above;  akin  to  Gr  ?,  L.  sub 
  under  and  E.  over  See  {Over},  and  cf  {Hyper-},  {Sub-}, 
  {Supra-},  {Sur-}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  (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  It  has  been  superseded  by  per-,  bi-,  di-, 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-}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Super  \Su"per\,  n. 
  A  contraction  of  {Supernumerary},  in  sense  2.  [Theatrical 
  Cant] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  super 
  adj  1:  (informal)  of  the  highest  quality;  "an  ace  reporter";  "a 
  crack  shot";  "a  first-rate  golfer";  "a  super  party"; 
  "played  top-notch  tennis";  "an  athlete  in  tiptop 
  condition";  "she  is  absolutely  tops"  [syn:  {ace},  {A-one}, 
  {crack},  {first-rate},  {tiptop},  {topnotch},  {tops(p)}] 
  2:  including  more  than  a  specified  category;  "a  super 
  experiment" 
  3:  extremely  large  "another  super  skyscraper" 
  n  :  a  caretaker  for  an  apartment  house;  represents  the  owner  as 
  janitor  and  rent  collector  [syn:  {superintendent}] 
  adv  :  to  an  extreme  degree;  "the  house  was  super  clean  for 
  Mother's  visit"  [syn:  {extremely}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SUPER 
 
  The  successor  to  {LOGLISP},  based  on  {LNF}. 
 
  ["New  Generation  Knowledge  Processing:  Final  Report  on  the 
  SUPER  System",  J  Alan  Robinson  et  al  CASE  Center  TR  8707, 
  Syracuse  U,  1987]. 
 
  (1994-11-24) 
 
 




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