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superstring theory

[soo-per-string] /ˈsu pərˌstrɪŋ/
noun
1.
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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  • How superstring theory identifies nature's fundamental building blocks, and what it means for the future of science.
  • Similarly, no one can really explain what extra spatial dimensions are in superstring theory.
  • superstring theory is one popular candidate for tying all of physics into one unified theory.
  • For years, one big strike against superstring theory was that there were five versions.
  • Best of all--almost too good to be true from a particle physics lab's point of view--superstring theory is testable by experiment.
  • Outside of superstring theory, more traditional approaches to soup up the standard model also failed.
  • 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.
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superstring theory
  (s'pər-strĭng')   
A type of string theory that includes the theoretical assumptions of supersymmetry.
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