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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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