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spinor

[ spin-er ]
/ ˈspɪn ər /
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noun Mathematics, Physics.

a quantity resembling a vector or tensor that is used in physics to represent the spins of fermions.

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Origin of spinor

1930–35; equivalent to spin + -or2, as in vector, tensor
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