Hypersonic vs Hypertonic - What's the difference?

hypersonic | hypertonic |


As adjectives the difference between hypersonic and hypertonic

is that hypersonic is (of a speed|aviation) equal to, or greater than, or capable of achieving, five times the speed of sound while hypertonic is (of a solution) having a greater osmotic pressure than another.

hypersonic

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of a speed, aviation) equal to, or greater than, or capable of achieving, five times the speed of sound.
  • (of a speed, aeronautics) far enough above the speed of sound as to cause significant differences in behaviour due to chemical reactions or disassociation of the air.
  • hypertonic

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of a solution) having a greater osmotic pressure than another
  • (anatomy) having a very high muscular tension; spastic
  • Antonyms

    * hypotonic

    See also

    * isotonic

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