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"super" in American English

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superadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈsu·pər/ infml
excellent; extremely good: She’s done a super job and deserves to be promoted. Your new haircut looks super.

supernoun [C]

us   /ˈsu·pər/
  • super noun [C] (PERSON)

short form ofsuperintendent

superadverb [not gradable]

us   /ˈsu·pər/ infml
very; extremely: Todd’s a super nice guy.
(Definition of super from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"super" in British English

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uk   /ˈsuː.pər/ us   /ˈsuː.pɚ/ old-fashioned informal


/ˈsuː.pər/ /ˈsuː.pɚ/
informal especially; very: They were super helpful when I was having problems.


uk   /ˈsuː.pər/ us   /ˈsuː.pɚ/


uk   /suː.pər-/ us   /suː.pɚ-/
(Definition of super from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"super-" in Business English

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uk   /suːpər-/ us  
used before adjectives and nouns to mean "extremely" or "very large": Supercomputers have computed pi to more than a trillion decimal places, looking always for a pattern to unlock its mystery. The super-rich are getting super-richer.
(Definition of super- from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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