su·​per·​string ˈsü-pər-ˌstriŋ How to pronounce superstring (audio)
: a hypothetical string obeying the rules of supersymmetry whose vibrations manifest themselves as particles existing in ten dimensions of which only four are evident

Examples of superstring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Supergravity is also a key aspect of superstring theories, which attempt to provide a complete explanation of how the universe works, overcoming shortfalls of quantum gravity theories. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 10 May 2023 Liu riffs on all these questions, plucking at them like superstrings laced through the collection. Sarah Fallon, Wired, 25 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superstring was in 1975

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“Superstring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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