string theory

noun

Definition of string theory

: a theory in physics: all elementary particles are manifestations of the vibrations of one-dimensional strings

Examples of string theory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the pieces included in this exhibition take inspiration from string theory in science, with vibrating strings standing in for subatomic particles. The Arizona Republic, 30 Sep. 2021 But one of the strangest features of string theory suggests a way to test some ideas about quantum gravity that don’t require impractical feats of galactic architecture. Quanta Magazine, 7 Sep. 2021 Another example of this exchange also occurred in the early 1990s, when physicists were doing calculations related to string theory. Quanta Magazine, 10 June 2021 Weinberg's work built on the work of Albert Einstein, according to Columbia University string theory physicist Brian Greene. Fox News, 25 July 2021 Another example of this exchange also occurred in the early 1990s, when physicists were doing calculations related to string theory. Quanta Magazine, 10 June 2021 Some people undergo such downsizing while listening to music, reading a religious text, taking psychedelics, studying string theory or watching someone birth a baby. New York Times, 1 June 2021 Another example of this exchange also occurred in the early 1990s, when physicists were doing calculations related to string theory. Quanta Magazine, 10 June 2021 Another example of this exchange also occurred in the early 1990s, when physicists were doing calculations related to string theory. Kevin Hartnett, Wired, 20 June 2021

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First Known Use of string theory

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“String theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/string%20theory. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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