American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous very long and thin alterations or topological defects in space hypothesized to have resulted from the Big Bang and to have made possible the conglomeration of mass into structures such as galaxies and the unequal distribution of mass in the universe.
- n. A cosmically-scaled string of mass-energy left over from the big bang as a topological defect in spacetime.
- n. (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
“Grey's dusty presence faded as Arthur continued crisply: Simply that the cosmic string is clearly employed here in some sort of civil-engineering sense.”
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pretty open-ended here—terms, ideas, lingo, technologies and phenomena (real or postulated) that are, were, should be or could be used in speculative fiction
of or relating to the world or universe
Looking for tweets for cosmic string.