Definition of grand unified theory in English:

grand unified theory

Line breaks: grand uni|fied the¦ory

noun

Physics
  • A theory attempting to give a single explanation of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions between subatomic particles.
    More example sentences
    • Scientists had believed that once the shortcomings of particle physics had been left behind by the adoption of the exotic string theory, that a grand unified theory of everything would be an easily ascertainable goal.
    • Like physicists who are trying to make sense of the particles and forces that make up the physical world, knot theorists are looking for something akin to a grand unified theory that would explain all invariants and all knots.
    • Science still seeks for a grand unified theory.

More definitions of grand unified theory

Definition of grand unified theory in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw