[fahy-ber] /ˈfaɪ bər/
noun, Chiefly British.
[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.
a natural or synthetic filament that may be spun into yarn, such as cotton or nylon
cloth or other material made from such yarn
a long fine continuous thread or filament
the structure of any material or substance made of or as if of fibres; texture
essential substance or nature: all the fibres of his being were stirred
strength of character (esp in the phrase moral fibre)
See dietary fibre
(anatomy) any thread-shaped structure, such as a nerve fibre
the usual US spelling of fibre
chiefly British English spelling of fiber (q.v.); for spelling, see -re.
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)
- 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
/ˈfaɪbəˌɡlɑːs/ noun 1. material consisting of matted fine glass fibres, used as insulation in buildings, in fireproof fabrics, etc 2. a fabric woven from this material or a light strong material made by bonding fibreglass with a synthetic resin; used for car bodies, boat hulls, etc