Definition of superspace in English:

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superspace

Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərˌspās/

noun

Physics
1A concept of space-time in which points are defined by more than four coordinates.
Example sentences
  • The superspace coordinates q 1 and q 2 behave like particles with spin 1/2 and zero mass, which can only spin two ways - with the spin axis in the same or opposite direction as the momentum.
1.1A space of infinitely many dimensions postulated to contain actual space-time and all possible spaces.
Example sentences
  • He came into particle physics at just the right time for his brave choice of a thesis project to assure him a place in the early development of supersymmetry, supergravity and superspace.
  • The simplest way to examine a superstring theory is to go to what is called superspace.

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Syllabification: su·per·space

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