super-, supra-, sur-
Sur- is a variation of super- developed through the French and shouldn't be confused with another assimilated sur- form that comes from sub- and means: "under, below, beneath".
In some words, super- is amplified to mean: "on top of; higher in rank or position than; superior to; greater in quality, amount, or degree than others of its kind".
summary (s) (noun)
, summaries (pl)
1. A shortened version of something that has been said or written, containing only the main points: Marvin had time for just a summary report regarding the traffic accident that he saw.
2. A presentation of the substance of something in a condensed form; a concise repetition: Harry made a summary of what happened at the football game.
3. Performed speedily and without ceremony: The reporter's summary of the criminal case omitted its most important facts.
4. Etymology: from Latin summas, "highest".
summation (s) (noun)
, summations (pl)
1. The final summing-up of an argument in a court of law.
2. A summary of something that has been said or written.
3. A total amount or aggregate of something.
4. The process of adding something up to find a total.
5. Etymology: from Modern Latin summationem, summatio, "an adding up" from Late Latin summatus and summare, "to sum up" from Latin summa with the use of the feminine of summus, "highest".
summit (s) (noun)
, summits (pl)
1. The highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex.
2. The greatest point of attainment or aspiration: the summit of one's ambition: Joe is now at the summit of his career as a salesman for his company.
3. A lavish state or degree.
4. The prominent level of diplomatic or other governmental officials: A meeting of nations was planned for the summit next week.
5. Etymology: from Latin summus, "highest".
summum bonum (Latin phrase)
Translation: "The highest good."
The highest attainable good.
Summum jus, summa injuria.
Extreme justice is extreme injustice. -Cicero, On Duties, I, x, 33.
1. Informal, an article or a product of superior size, quality, or grade; having outstanding or excellent qualities.
2. Informal, very large, great, or extreme.
3. Informal, a superintendent in an apartment or office building.
4. Informal, supernumerary.
5. In printing, a thin starched cotton mesh used to reinforce the spines and covers of books.
, more superable, most superable
The possibility of being overcome or conquered: Jim thought that the issues at hand were superable and could be solved successfully within a week.
, more superably, most superbly
A reference to how a problem or difficulty can be overcome: It was superbly possible to solve the issues concerning the firm, so the two friends decided to go out to dinner and talk over the existing disagreements.
1. To be unusually, excessively, or over abundant.
2. To abound beyond something else.
3. To be very abundant or too abundant (usually followed by in or with): "They were superabounding with trash and mud after the hurricane."
superabundance (s) (noun)
, superabundances (pl)
A quantity that is more than what is considered to be appropriate; abundant to excess.
superabundant (soo" pur uh BUHN duhnt) (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Exceedingly or excessively abundant; more than sufficient; excessive.
2. Too numerous, too abundant, or considerably more than is sufficient.
3. Above the normal amount or quantity; excess, surplus.
superabundantly (adverb) (not comparable)
Characterized by being above the normal amount or quantity; over supplied.
superacid, superacidity (s) (noun)
; superacids; superacidities (pl)
Excessively acid: James Bryant Conant created the name superacid in 1927 to describe those acids that were much stronger than standard mineral acids.
, more superacidic, most superacidic
Overly acidic: A superacidic solution of a potent acid in an acidic solvent acts as a strong protonating medium.
, more superacute, most superacute
Extremely acute: A superacute pain is very strong and sharp and marked by an extreme severity of symptoms and fast progress, such as certain diseases.
Related "above, over, beyond the normal, excessive" word units:
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