spinor

[ spin-er ]
/ ˈspɪn ər /

noun Mathematics, Physics.

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

Nearby words

  1. spinobulbar,
  2. spinocerebellum,
  3. spinode,
  4. spinoff,
  5. spinone italiano,
  6. spinose,
  7. spinosely,
  8. spinosity,
  9. spinothalamic tract,
  10. spinous

Origin of spinor

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

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