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n. Physics
A hypothetical particle consisting of a very short one-dimensional string existing in ten dimensions. It is the elementary particle in a theory of spacetime incorporating supersymmetry.

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(General Physics) physics a type of one-dimensional entity postulated in certain theories of elementary particles that involve supersymmetry
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Noun1.superstring - a hypothetical particle that is the elementary particle in a theory of space-time
subatomic particle, particle - a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
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When guitar strings are fastened, which guarantees constancy of their length, superstrings have no such fastening limiting their length.