fiber meaning

EN[ˈfaɪ.bə] [ˈfaɪ.bɚ] [-aɪbə(r)]
  • Fiber (or fibre; from the Latin fibra) is a natural or synthetic string or used as a component of composite materials, or, when matted into sheets, used to make products such as paper, papyrus, or felt.
  • Synthetic fibers can often be produced very cheaply and in large amounts compared to natural fibers, but for clothing natural fibers can give some benefits, such as comfort, over their synthetic counterparts.

    Definition of fiber in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfibers
    1. NC A single elongated piece of a given material, roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibers to form thread.
      1. The microscope showed a single blue fiber stuck to the sole of the shoe.
    2. NU A material in the form of fibers.
      1. The cloth is made from strange, somewhat rough fiber.
    3. (textiles) A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width.
      1. Please use polyester fiber for this shirt.
    4. Dietary fiber.
      1. Fresh vegetables are a good source of fiber
    5. (figuratively) Moral strength and resolve.
      1. The ordeal was a test of everyone's fiber.
    6. (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
      1. Under this map, any two values in the fiber of a given point on the circle differ by 2π
    7. (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
    8. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • There is a soft-mat seat (which originally had a palm fiber underwebbing) supported by three curved transverse braces.
        • Electron microscopic analysis revealed mixed forms of demyelinated or dysmyelinated fibers compared to normal fibers (Fig.  4d-g ).
        • CRF-immunoreactive fibers densely innervate many intrahypothalamic and extrahypothalamic brain areas, including hippocampus.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Care must be taken lest the machine parallelize the fibers.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        1. en fibers
        2. en fibery
        3. en fibered
        4. en fiberous
        5. en fiberise
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of fiber for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "fiber" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
        Difficultness: Level 4
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        Definiteness: Level 6
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