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hyper - comes from the ancient greek ὑπέρ and means over or above. Cognate to the Latin super.

Hyper may refer to:

As a prefix[edit]

  • A prefix used in mathematics to denote four or more dimensions, see four-dimensional space and higher dimension
    • Hypercube, a cube [0,1]d, where d > 3 (the word tesseract was used, especially in nineteenth and early twentieth century British semi-popular books on mathematics, to denote the special case d = 4)
    • Hyperplane, an affine subspace of codimension one in such a space
    • Hypersphere, a round sphere of dimension higher than 2, especially if embedded in such a space
    • Hypersurface, a submanifold of codimension one, especially if embedded in such a space (including hypersphere and hyperplane as special cases)
  • A prefix often used in scientific and technical words, to denote something above or beyond the usual, normal, expected, or healthy level. Sometimes used to mean extreme or specifically "more than super-".
  • A prefix used to denote content with hyperlinks on the Internet
    • Hypertext, text which contains hyperlinks
    • Hypermedia, extending the concept of hypertext to images, graphics, audio, etc.
  • Hyperoperation, an arithmetic operation beyond exponentiation
  • Hyperstructure, an algebraic structure equipped with at least one multivalued operation
  • Hyper-threading, an implementation of simultaneous multithreading technology

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