[fahy-bran, fahy-bran] /ˈfaɪ bræn, faɪˈbræn/
viscose rayon made from spun yarn.
[fahy-ber] /ˈfaɪ bər/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. . [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 […]
- Fibre channel
storage, networking, communications An ANSI standard originally intended for high-speed SANs connecting servers, disc arrays, and backup devices, also later adapted to form the physical layer of Gigabit Ethernet. Development work on Fibre channel started in 1988 and it was approved by the ANSI standards committee in 1994, running at 100Mb/s. More recent innovations have […]
- Fibre channel-arbitrated loop
hardware, standard (FC-AL) A fast serial bus interface standard intended to replace SCSI on high-end servers. FC-AL has a number of advantages over SCSI. It offers higher speed: the base speed is 100 megabytes per second, with 200, 400, and 800 planned. Many devices are dual ported, i.e., can be accessed through two independent ports, […]
/ˈfaɪbəˌfɪl/ noun 1. a synthetic fibre used as a filling for pillows, quilted materials, etc