from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Physics A hypothetical particle consisting of a very short one-dimensional string existing in ten dimensions. It is the elementary particle in a theory of space-time incorporating supersymmetry.
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- n. a hypothetical object consisting of a very small one-dimensional string that vibrates in ten (or more) dimensions
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- n. a hypothetical particle that is the elementary particle in a theory of space-time
super(symmetry) + string.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from superstring theory, which is a shorthand for supersymmetric string theory. (Wiktionary)