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Hypersonic vs. Ultrasonic

Difference Between Hypersonic and Ultrasonic

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Hypersonic

Of, relating to, or capable of speed equal to or exceeding five times the speed of sound.
Apr 24, 2022

Ultrasonic

Of or involving sound waves with a frequency above the upper limit of human hearing.
Apr 24, 2022

Hypersonic

Equal to, or greater than, or capable of achieving, five times the speed of sound.
Apr 24, 2022

Ultrasonic

Of or relating to acoustic frequencies above the range audible to the human ear, or above approximately 20,000 hertz.
Apr 24, 2022

Hypersonic

Far enough above the speed of sound as to cause significant differences in behaviour due to chemical reactions or dissociation of the air.
Apr 24, 2022
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Ultrasonic

Of, relating to, or involving ultrasound.
Apr 24, 2022

Hypersonic

Pertaining to or moving at a speed greatly in excess of the speed of sound, usually meaning greater than mach 5. All speeds in excess of the speed of sound are supersonic, but to be hypersonic requires even higher speed.
Apr 24, 2022

Ultrasonic

(acoustics) Beyond (higher in frequency than) the range of sound perceptible to the human ear; with a frequency of 20 kilohertz or higher.
Apr 24, 2022

Ultrasonic

Having frequencies above those of audible sound
Apr 24, 2022

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