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string

(string),
A slender cord or cordlike structure.

string

a cord, usually made of fiber, configured in a long thin line.

string

1. twine, very thin rope.
2. a term used to denote a group of dairy cattle housed together in a free stall system based on stage of lactation and production with string 1 being the most recently calved and the highest producing cows, usually containing cows to the time of peak lactation after which they would move to string 2 and subsequently later strings. This allows groups of cattle to be fed separately on the basis of production.

string foreign body
see linear foreign body.
string sign
seen in radiographs of the stenosed gastric pylorus as contrast medium is forced into the limited canal.
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Cosmic Strings is a Indian band doing fusion music.
Akshay who is the lead guitarist and vocalist of Cosmic Strings is the other founding member of the band and has been instrumental in laying the ideas and conceptualizing the songs along with Pritam .
Astronomers are starting to study photographs of stars, searching for distinc- tive gravitational effects caused by cosmic strings.
To settle the argument between inflation and cosmic strings, many physicists await studies of the cosmic background radiation-heat left over from the Big Bang.
These can be either cosmic strings or "textures" (knotlike topological structures) if the defects formed in the very early universe, or almost any other proposed space-time defects if they formed after the background radiation broke free from matter.
18 SCIENCE, was in reasonable agreement with the predicted density of cosmic strings calculated using Kibble's theory.
He argued that scientists could gain important insights into the behavior of cosmological defects known as cosmic strings by studying a special kind of vortex defect formed when helium undergoes a phase transition from a normal liquid to a superfluid, which flows without friction.
Different field theories, depending on their complexity, predict different kinds of phase transitions that lead to different kinds of space-time defects: domain walls, cosmic strings, monopoles, global textures.
Even physicists often need help in teasing out what such equations mean -- what predictions they make about the behavior of electrons, galaxies or cosmic strings.
Gamma-ray bursters may lie outside our galaxy, and some theorists have suggested exotic explanations for them--for example, that they are vibrating cosmic strings (SN: 5/30/87, p.
Cosmic strings are defects in the structure of the universe,defects in space itself.
Cosmic strings, which are topological defects in the structure of space, are the latest things to be suggested as triggers of galaxy formation.