unified field theory[yo͞oˈnə-fīdˌ]
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unified field theory - Cultural Definition
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.
unified field theory - Science Definition
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