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spinor

noun spin·or \ˈspi-nər, -ˌnr\

Definition of SPINOR

:  a vector whose components are complex numbers in a two-dimensional or four-dimensional space and which is used especially in the mathematics of the theory of relativity

Origin of SPINOR

International Scientific Vocabulary spin + -or (as in vector)
First Known Use: 1931

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