string theory

/ˈstrɪŋ θɪəri/ (say 'string thearree)

a theory which postulates that the fundamental subatomic particles are not point-like in nature, but rather one-dimensional, massless strings, or closed loops formed by strings.
See superstring theory.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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