Superstring definition

so͝opər-strĭng
A hypothetical particle consisting of a very short one-dimensional string existing in ten dimensions. It is the elementary particle in a theory of space-time incorporating supersymmetry.
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(physics) A theoretical object analogous to an elementary particle, consisting of a curve of finite length but only one dimension, which vibrates within a framework of ten dimensions.
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(physics) A hypothetical object consisting of a very small one-dimensional string that vibrates in ten (more) dimensions.
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(computing) The string (sequence of text characters) that contains a substring.

Given the superstring "cathode", we can extract the substrings "cat", "hod", and "ode".

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Noun

Singular:
superstring
Plural:
superstrings

Origin of superstring

  • super(symmetry) string

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

  • super- +"Ž string. In physics sense: Back-formation from superstring theory, which is a shorthand for supersymmetric string theory.

    From Wiktionary