Fabric



[fab-rik] /ˈfæb rɪk/

noun
1.
a cloth made by weaving, knitting, or felting fibers:
woolen fabrics.
2.
the texture of the woven, knitted, or felted material:
cloth of a soft, pliant fabric.
3.
framework; structure:
the fabric of society.
4.
a building; edifice.
5.
the method of construction.
6.
the act of constructing, especially of a church building.
7.
the maintenance of such a building.
8.
Petrography. the spatial arrangement and orientation of the constituents of a rock.
/ˈfæbrɪk/
noun
1.
any cloth made from yarn or fibres by weaving, knitting, felting, etc
2.
the texture of a cloth
3.
a structure or framework: the fabric of society
4.
a style or method of construction
5.
(rare) a building
6.
the texture, arrangement, and orientation of the constituents of a rock
n.

late 15c., “building, thing made,” from Middle French fabrique (14c.), from Latin fabrica “workshop,” also “an art, trade; a skillful production, structure, fabric,” from faber “artisan who works in hard materials,” from PIE *dhabh- “to fit together.” Sense in English evolved via “manufactured material” (1753) to “textile” (1791).

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