superstring

[ soo-per-string ]
/ ˈsu pərˌstrɪŋ /

noun Physics.

an elementary particle treated as a string in any string theory of supersymmetry.

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superstring theory

[ soo-per-string ]
/ ˈsu pərˌstrɪŋ /

noun

any supersymmetric string theory in which each type of elementary particle is treated as a vibration of a single fundamental string (superstring) at a particular frequency.
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British Dictionary definitions for superstring

superstring

/ (ˈsuːpəˌstrɪŋ) /

noun

physics a type of one-dimensional entity postulated in certain theories of elementary particles that involve supersymmetry
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Science definitions for superstring

superstring theory

[ sōōpər-strĭng′ ]

A type of string theory that includes the theoretical assumptions of supersymmetry.
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