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String is a flexible piece of [twine] which is used to tie, bind, or hang other objects. A rope is made of six twines while a string is made up of less than 6 twines.

Examples of string use include:

String or strings may also refer to:


Science, computers, and mathematics[edit]

Computer sciences[edit]


  • 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)



  • 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

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