(Greek: above, over; excessive; more than normal; abnormal excess [in medicine]; abnormally great or powerful sensation [in physical or pathological terms]; highest [in chemical compounds])
It results from the eyeballs being too short from front to back, causing images to be focused behind the retinas. Also known as "farsightedness".
Rather than aiming for good mileage or even great mileage, hypermilers seek to push their gas tanks to the limit and achieve hypermileage, exceeding EPA ratings for miles per gallon.
The term hypermiling (high" pur MIGHL ing) is "The Oxford University Press Word of the Year" for 2008.
2. An abnormally vivid remembrance of impressions apparently long forgotten: Some people experience hypermnesia when in an extreme situation, as in a moment of great danger when drowning.
3. A capacity under hypnosis for immediate registration and a precise recall of many more individual things than is thought possible under ordinary circumstances: The study of patients in a condition of sleep, which had been produced by suggestion, showed that their memories were extremely vivid and complete, and therefore supporting the fact of hypermnesia.
4. An extreme retentiveness or unusual clarity of memory: Although Tom's mother was very old and severely sick, she evidently had hypermnesia and remembered the exact composition and date of the recital where her piano teacher played when she was in college.
Hypermobility is often misused to describe extra movements as seen in a contortionist.2. Increased range of the movement of joints, joint laxity, occurring normally in young children or as a result of disease; such as, Marfan's syndrome (disorder of connective tissue of musculoskeletal system or abnormal length of the limbs; especially the fingers and the toes) or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (disorder of the connective tissue; such as, joints that bend too easily into extensions).
3. Excessive joint play (movement) which permits increased mobility.
The area where two bones meet is called a joint and all joints have a cavity containing a small amount of synovial fluid, which allows for movement.
The attached tendons, muscles, ligaments, and joint capsules hold the joints in their correct positions.
Looseness of these supporting structures allows a joint to have extra motion and often, even normal activities that put stress on loose joints will irritate them.
Hypermobility syndrome may include congenital hip dislocations; scoliosis (curvature of the spine); elbow, kneecap and/or shoulder dislocations; or frequent ankle or wrist sprains.
The palate is the roof of the mouth with the front portion being bony ("hard palate") and the back portion is muscular ("soft palate").
2. A superordinate word or a word that is more generic than a given word.
A superordinate word is said to be an umbrella term: a word whose meaning encompasses the meaning of another more specific word; for example, "animal" is a superordinate of "dog"; in the relationship between "chair and furniture", "furniture" is a hypernym; in the relationship between "horse and animal", "animal" is a hypernym.
Also, someone or something that is superior: someone or something of superior rank, status, or class.