su·​per·​string | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌstriŋ How to pronounce superstring (audio) \

Definition of superstring

: a hypothetical string obeying the rules of supersymmetry whose vibrations manifest themselves as particles existing in ten dimensions of which only four are evident

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Recent Examples on the Web Liu riffs on all these questions, plucking at them like superstrings laced through the collection. Sarah Fallon, Wired, "Parenting After the Singularity in Ken Liu’s The Hidden Girl," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of superstring

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Superstring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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