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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:

Musical instruments[edit]

  • Strings (music), flexible material that provides vibrations in string instruments
  • String instrument, a musical instrument that produces sound through vibrating strings
  • String section, the violins, violas, cellos and double basses of an orchestra, often abbreviated as "strings"
  • String piano, a pianistic extended technique in which sound is produced by direct manipulation of the strings, rather than striking the piano's keys

Science, computers, and mathematics[edit]

Computer sciences[edit]

  • String (computer science), sequence of symbols or digits in computer programming
    • String literal, the notation for representing a string value within the text of a computer program
    • strings (Unix), a Unix program for finding character strings in binary files
    • string (C++), a class in the C++ Standard Library
    • string.h, a header in the C standard library
  • Connection string, a string that specifies information about a data source and the means of connecting to it


  • 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


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


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


  • "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





  • 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)



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