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String or strings may refer to:

  • String (structure), a long flexible structure made from threads twisted together, which is used to tie, bind, or hang other objects

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]




  • 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 piano, a pianistic extended technique in which sound is produced by direct manipulation of the strings, rather than striking the piano's keys

Types of groups[edit]

  • 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 quartet, musical ensemble of four string players, common in chamber music ensembles
  • String section ("the strings"), section of a larger symphony orchestra composed of string musicians




Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • "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
  • Silly String, a child's toy, also known as aerosol string


Foods and cooking[edit]

  • String of a bean, in cooking, is the hard fibrous spine that runs the length of the pod in all but stringless varieties
  • String bean, a name for several different varieties of bean
  • String cheese, a common name for several different types of cheese
  • String hopper, a rice noodle dish


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

Science and technology[edit]


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

Computer sciences[edit]

  • String (computer science), sequence of alphanumeric text or other symbols in computer programming
    • String (C++), a class in the C++ Standard Library
    • Strings (Unix), a Unix program for finding character strings in binary files
    • C string handling, a header in the C standard library
    • String literal, the notation for representing a string value within the text of a computer program
    • Connection string, a string that specifies information about a data source and the means of connecting to it
  • Deployment environment, one in a series of computing environments in which new software is deployed, either in sequence or in parallel



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


  • 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 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

Other uses in science and technology[edit]

  • Yaw string, also known as a slip string, a simple device for indicating a slip or skid in an aircraft in flight
  • String bog, a bog consisting of slightly elevated ridges and islands, with woody plants, alternating with flat, wet sedge mat areas
  • String potentiometer, a transducer used to detect and measure linear position and velocity using a flexible cable and spring-loaded spool


Other uses[edit]

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