Definition of Twistor

1. Noun. (mathematics physics) Any of the complex-valued coordinates in ''twistor theory'', which maps the geometric objects of conventional 3+1 space-time into geometric objects in a four-dimensional 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twistor

twistical
twistier
twisties
twistiest
twistification
twistifications
twistily
twistiness
twisting
twisting in the wind
twistingly
twistings
twistle
twistles
twistless
twistor (current term)
twistorial
twistorian
twistors
twists
twists in the wind
twistwood
twisty
twit
twitch
twitch muscle
twitched
twitchel
twitchels

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 observation--the 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. ..."

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