brane

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brane

 (brān)
n.
Any of the spatially extended mathematical objects of zero or more dimensions used in string theory. A one-dimensional brane, referred to as a "1-brane," is a string.

[Short for membrane (a membrane originally being a 2-brane or two-dimensional analogue of a 1-brane or string).]
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brane

(breɪn)
n
a hypothetical component of string theory
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The current theory of cosmogony states that Creation started with a "big-bang" from one particle (singularity) that started to rapidly oscillate with immediate hyper-inflation and continuous expansion of the universe (brane theory, from the term "membrane").
until the Holy One, blessed be He, rebuked it and brought it to a standstill." There Resh Lakish interprets God's name Shaddai as "I am He that said to the world: Enough (dai)!" And the Maharsha on this talmudic section comments that this "stretching" was like a warp being pulled (similar to the brane theory of cosmogony).