
Definition of Twistor
1. Noun. (mathematics physics) Any of the complexvalued coordinates in ''twistor theory'', which maps the geometric objects of conventional 3+1 spacetime into geometric objects in a fourdimensional space, ''twistor space'', with metric signature (2,2), a proposed path to a theory of quantum gravity. ¹
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Definition of Twistor
1. a complex variable [n S]
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Literary usage of Twistor
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1. Cartanian Geometry, Nonlinear Waves, and Control Theory. by Robert Hermann (1980)
"Of course, this is not exactly an original observationthe wellknown “superspace”
theory of John Wheeler and the “twistor” theory of Roger Penrose [35] are ..."
2. A General Dictionary of Provincialisms by William Holloway (1839)
"A sudden twistor jerk. Somerset. TWIDDLE, s. A small pimple. Norf. To TWIDDLE,
vn To be busy, and be stow seeming pains about the merest trifles. Norf. ..."