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supergravity Line breaks: super|grav¦ity
Pronunciation: /suːpəˈɡravɪti/

Definition of supergravity in English:


[mass noun] Physics
Gravity as described or predicted by a supersymmetric quantum field theory.
Example sentences
  • Before string theory won the full attention of the theoretical physics community, the most popular unified theory was an eleven dimensional theory of supergravity, which is supersymmetry combined with gravity.
  • If global supersymmetry doesn't work, then what about local supersymmetry, i.e. supergravity?
  • His groundbreaking work in the areas of superstring theory, supersymmetry and supergravity has made him a leading expert on the topic.
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