Spinor meaning

spĭnər
A mathematical object associated with group representations, often used in theoretical physics to model certain topological properties of space. Spinors resemble vectors but change sign (that is, they are multiplied by −1) when rotated 360 degrees.
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Origin of spinor

  • spin –or (on the model of tensor) (vector)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition