[ soo-per-grav-i-tee ]
/ ˌsu pərˈgræv ɪ ti /
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See under supersymmetry.
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British Dictionary definitions for supergravity
/ (ˌsuːpəˈɡrævɪtɪ) /
physics any of various theories in which supersymmetry is applied to the theory of gravitation
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Scientific definitions for supergravity
[ sōō′pər-grăv′ĭ-tē ]
A quantum field theory that combines general relativity with supersymmetry in order to unify gravity with the other fundamental forces of nature. Supergravity predicts the existence of the graviton as a carrier for the force of gravity, as well as a corresponding particle called the gravitino, neither of which have been observed experimentally.
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