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[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/
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. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for superstring
  • superstring theory is one popular candidate for tying all of physics into one unified theory.
  • Similarly, no one can really explain what extra spatial dimensions are in superstring theory.
  • superstring theorists have already employed this group in potential theories of everything.
  • Outside of superstring theory, more traditional approaches to soup up the standard model also failed.
  • See also longest common subsequence, shortest common superstring.
  • Some theorists think superstring theory may provide answers to these kind of questions.
  • Describes a universe of ten dimensions using a superstring theory of hyperspace that synthesizes relativity and quantum theories.
British Dictionary definitions for superstring


(physics) a type of one-dimensional entity postulated in certain theories of elementary particles that involve supersymmetry
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superstring theory
A type of string theory that includes the theoretical assumptions of supersymmetry.
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