unified field theory

noun Physics.
2.
any field theory, especially Einstein's, that attempts to combine the gravitational and electromagnetic fields in a single mathematical framework, thus extending the general theory of relativity.
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unified field theory
 
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any theory capable of describing in one set of equations the properties of gravitational fields, electromagnetic fields, and strong and weak nuclear interactions. No satisfactory theory has yet been found

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unified field theory   (y'nə-fīd')  Pronunciation Key 
A theory that explains the four basic forces of nature (electromagnetism, gravity, strong force, and weak force) as manifestations of a single physical principle. No unified field theory that has been proposed so far has gained broad acceptance. Also called grand unified theory, theory of everything.
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Any theory in which two seemingly different forces are seen to be fundamentally identical. Maxwell's equations express a unified field theory that demonstrates the basic identity of electricity and magnetism, and the standard model postulates a basic identity for the strong force, the weak force, and electromagnetism.

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