spinor

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noun spin·or \ˈspi-nər, -ˌnȯr\

Definition of spinor

  1. :  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 and Etymology of spinor

International Scientific Vocabulary spin + -or (as in vector)


First Known Use: 1931


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