Associations to the word «Fiber»


FIBER, noun. (countable) A single elongated piece of a given material, roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibers to form thread.
FIBER, noun. (uncountable) A material in the form of fibers.
FIBER, noun. (textiles) A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width.
FIBER, noun. Dietary fiber.
FIBER, noun. (figuratively) Moral strength and resolve.
FIBER, noun. (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
FIBER, noun. (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
FIBER BUNDLE, noun. (topology) (US) A topological space that, if one examines only a small part of it at a time, looks consistently like some product space
FIBER BUNDLES, noun. Plural of fiber bundle
FIBER GUN, noun. A kind of steam gun for converting, wood, straw, etc., into fiber. The material is shut up in the gun with steam, air, or gas at a very high pressure which is then suddenly relieved by letting a lid at the muzzle fly open, when the rapid expansion separates the fibers.
FIBER GUNS, noun. Plural of fiber gun
FIBER OPTICS, noun. Alternative spelling of fibre optics
FIBER PLANT, noun. A plant species cultivated because its fibers have artisanal and/or industrial uses, e.g. as raw material for fabrics. Before the advent of synthetics, textile manufacturing depended almost exclusively on wool, silk and fiber plants such as cotton and flax.

Dictionary definition

FIBER, noun. A slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn.
FIBER, noun. Coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis.
FIBER, noun. Any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber).
FIBER, noun. The inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer.
FIBER, noun. A leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth.

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