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Hyper comes from the ancient Greek ὑπέρ and means over or above, and may refer to:

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Computers and the internet[edit]

  • Hypertext, text which contains hyperlinks
  • Hypermedia, extending the concept of hypertext to images, graphics, audio, etc.
  • Hyper-threading, an implementation of simultaneous multithreading technology
  • Hyper key, a modifier key


  • Hypercube, the n-dimensional analogue of a square and a cube
  • Hyperoperation, an arithmetic operation beyond exponentiation
  • Hyperplane, a subspace whose dimension is one less than that of its ambient space
  • Hypersphere, the set of points at a constant distance from a given point called its centre
  • Hypersurface, a generalization of the concepts of hyperplane, plane curve, and surface
  • Hyperstructure, an algebraic structure equipped with at least one multivalued operation

Science and technology[edit]

  • Hypersonic, much faster than the speed of sound
  • Hypernova, an explosion of an exceptionally large star
  • Hyperthermia, a condition of abnormally (and dangerously) high body temperature
  • Hyperglycemia, a condition in which an excessive amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma

Other uses[edit]

  • A slang term used to refer to hyperactivity, a medical notion describing a state in which a person is abnormally excitable and exuberant
  • DJ Hyper, a British electronic musician
  • Hyper engine, a hypothetical aircraft engine design
  • Hyper Island, a Swedish educational company
  • Europe Sails Hyper, an Austrian hang glider

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