# String

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String is a flexible piece of rope or twine which is used to tie, bind, or hang other objects.

Examples of string use include:

String or strings may also refer to:

## Music

• String (music), the flexible element that produces vibrations and sound in string instruments
• String instrument, a musical instrument that produces sound through vibrating strings
• String band, musical ensemble composed mostly or entirely of string instruments, common in bluegrass, jazz, and country music
• String orchestra, orchestra composed solely or primarily of instruments from the string family
• String section ("the strings"), section of an larger symphony orchestra composed of string musicians
• String piano, a pianistic extended technique in which sound is produced by direct manipulation of the strings, rather than striking the piano's keys
• String quartet, musical ensemble of four string players, common in chamber music ensembles

## Science, computers, and mathematics

### Physics

• String theory, a popular grand unified theory
• String (physics), one of the main objects of study in string theory
• Black string is a higher-dimensional (more than 4-dimensional) generalization of a black hole
• Cosmic string, a hypothetical 1-dimensional (spatially) topological defect in various fields
• Dirac string, a fictitious one-dimensional curve in space, stretching between two magnetic monopoles

### Mathematics

• String graph, an intersection graph of curves in the plane; each curve is called a "string"
• String group, in group theory

### Bioinformatics

• STRING (Search Tool for the Retrieval of Interacting Genes/Proteins), a database and web resource of known and predicted protein-protein interactions

## Entertainment

• "String", a Monty Python sketch about a marketing campaign for string, appearing initially on their Contractual Obligation Album
• String, a character controlled by Marik in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Japanese manga

## Medicine

• Brock string, an instrument used in vision therapy
• String sign, a medical term used in diagnosing hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
• String galvanometer, an instrument that provided the first practical electrocardiogram (ECG)

## Other

• In cooking, the string of a bean is the hard fibrous spine that runs the length of the pod in all but stringless varieties
• String bog
• String cheese, a common name for several different types of cheese
• String hopper, in cuisine
• String Lake, a lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, United States
• String potentiometer, a transducer used to detect and measure linear position and velocity using a flexible cable and spring-loaded spool
• String Publishing, an imprint of the German group VDM Publishing devoted to the reproduction of Wikipedia content
• String puzzle, any mechanical puzzle where the emphasis is on manipulating one or more pieces of string or rope
• String ribbon
• String transport
• String trimmer, a device for cutting grass and other small plants
• Thong (clothing), C-string, G-string, V-string
• Yaw string, also known as a slip string, a simple device for indicating a slip or skid in an aircraft in flight