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spinor

[spin-er] /ˈspɪn ər/
noun, Mathematics, Physics.
1.
a quantity resembling a vector or tensor that is used in physics to represent the spins of fermions.
Origin of spinor
1930-1935
1930-35; equivalent to spin + -or2, as in vector, tensor
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