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spinor

[spin-er] /ˈspɪn ər/
noun, Mathematics, Physics.
1.
a quantity resembling a vector or tensor that is used in physics to represent the spins of fermions.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; equivalent to spin + -or2, as in vector, tensor
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  • In every dimension, there is a minimal size for a spinor.
  • Unbroken target space supersymmetry means existence of a constant spinor.

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