a musical composition, usually in three or four movements, for four stringed instruments, typically two violins, viola, and cello.
a first violinist, second violinist, violist, and cellist forming a group for the performance of string quartets and similar music.
an instrumental ensemble consisting of two violins, one viola, and one cello
a piece of music written for such a group, usually having the form and commonest features of a sonata
string quartet definition
A musical group that includes two violins, a viola, and a cello. The term also refers to a composition written for these four instruments. Many composers, notably Franz Josef Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven, have written string quartets.
- String reduction
A reduction system where an expression is represented as a string of function names, constants and parentheses. It is reduced by replacing parts of the string representing subterms by their value. It is harder to represent sharing of subexpressions in string reduction than in graph reduction. (1995-02-06)
noun 1. a slender cord or thick thread used for binding or tying; line. 2. something resembling a cord or thread. 3. Also called cosmic string. Physics. a mathematical entity used to represent elementary particles, as gravitons, quarks, or leptons, in terms of a small but finite stringlike object existing in the four dimensions of […]
- Strings attached
see: no strings attached
striatum stri·a·tum (strī-ā’təm) n. pl. stri·a·ta (-tə) A collective term for the caudate nucleus, the putamen, and the globus pallidus, which form the corpus striatum.