- /ˈsupəhjumən / (say 'soohpuhhyoohmuhn)
1. above or beyond what is human; having a higher nature or greater powers than a human being.
2. exceeding ordinary human power, achievement, experience, etc.: a superhuman effort.
–superhumanity /supəhjuˈmænəti/ (say soohpuhhyooh'manuhtee), noun
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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