[fahy-ber] /ˈfaɪ bər/
a fine, threadlike piece, as of cotton, jute, or asbestos.
a slender filament:
a fiber of platinum.
matter or material composed of filaments:
a plastic fiber.
something resembling a filament.
an essential character, quality, or strength:
people of strong moral fiber.
Anatomy, Zoology. a slender, threadlike element or cell, as of nerve, muscle, or connective tissue.
Nutrition.. Also called bulk, dietary fiber, roughage.
the usual US spelling of fibre
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)
[fahy-ber-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfaɪ bərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. a building material made of wood or other plant compressed and cemented into rigid sheets. 2. a sheet of this.
noun, Optics. 1. a flexible bundle of optical glass that transmits images.
[fahy-berd] /ˈfaɪ bərd/ adjective 1. (of plaster) having an admixture of hair or .
- Fiber distributed data interface
(FDDI) A 100 Mbit/s ANSI standard local area network architecture, defined in X3T9.5. The underlying medium is optical fibre (though it can be copper cable, in which case it may be called CDDI) and the topology is a dual-attached, counter-rotating token ring. FDDI rings are normally constructed in the form of a “dual ring of […]