Fibre



[fahy-ber] /ˈfaɪ bər/

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
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[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.
a natural or synthetic filament that may be spun into yarn, such as cotton or nylon
2.
cloth or other material made from such yarn
3.
a long fine continuous thread or filament
4.
the structure of any material or substance made of or as if of fibres; texture
5.
essential substance or nature: all the fibres of his being were stirred
6.
strength of character (esp in the phrase moral fibre)
7.
See dietary fibre
8.
(botany)

9.
(anatomy) any thread-shaped structure, such as a nerve fibre
/ˈfaɪbə/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of fibre
n.

chiefly British English spelling of fiber (q.v.); for spelling, see -re.
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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