Fiber



[fahy-ber] /ˈfaɪ bər/

noun
1.
a fine, threadlike piece, as of cotton, jute, or asbestos.
2.
a slender filament:
a fiber of platinum.
3.
filaments collectively.
4.
matter or material composed of filaments:
a plastic fiber.
5.
something resembling a filament.
6.
an essential character, quality, or strength:
people of strong moral fiber.
7.
Botany.

8.
Anatomy, Zoology. a slender, threadlike element or cell, as of nerve, muscle, or connective tissue.
9.
Nutrition.. Also called bulk, dietary fiber, roughage.

10.
Chemistry. .
11.
Optics. .
/ˈfaɪbə/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of fibre
n.

1530s, from French fibre (14c.), from Latin fibra “a fiber, filament,” of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Latin filum “thread,” or from root of findere “to split.” Fiberboard is from 1897; Fiberglas is 1937, U.S. registered trademark name; and fiber optics is from 1956.

fiber fi·ber (fī’bər)
n.

fiber
(fī’bər)

fibrous adjective

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