string theory


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string theory

n.
A theory in physics in which tiny stringlike objects have modes of vibration that correspond to elementary particles. Such objects exist in a space-time that has more dimensions than the familiar three dimensions of space, some of which are thought to be exceedingly small. String theory seeks to unify gravity with quantum theory.

string theory

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A theory in physics that views subatomic particles as string-like objects floating in space-time rather than as point-like objects. Space-time in string theory can have up to nine dimensions of space, plus the dimension of time.
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Noun1.string theory - (particle physics) a theory that postulates that subatomic particles are one-dimensional strings
framework, model, theoretical account - a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
M-theory - (particle physics) a theory that involves an eleven-dimensional universe in which the weak and strong forces and gravity are unified and to which all the string theories belong
high energy physics, high-energy physics, particle physics - the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
Translations
Stringtheorie
théorie des cordes
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