Definition of Glass fibre

1. Noun. A very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images.

Exact synonyms: Glass Fiber, Optical Fiber, Optical Fibre
Group relationships: Fiber Optic Cable, Fibre Optic Cable, Fiberscope
Generic synonyms: Fiber, Fibre

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Literary usage of Glass fibre

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1877)
"To the lower part of the stopper a fine glass fibre is cemented, ... The logarithmic decrement will involve the viscosity of the glass fibre; ..."

2. Original Papers by the Late John Hopkinson by John Hopkinson (1901)
"ON THE TORSIONAL STRAIN WHICH REMAINS IN A glass fibre AFTER RELEASE FROM TWISTING ... A year ago I made a few experiments on a glass fibre which showed a ..."

3. Original Papers by the Late John Hopkinson by John Hopkinson (1901)
"ON THE TORSIONAL STRAIN WHICH REMAINS IN A glass fibre AFTER RELEASE FROM TWISTING ... A year ago I made a few experiments on a glass fibre which showed a ..."

4. Fraser's Magazine (1876)
"ing this fineness the elasticity of the glass fibre is so perfect that even after what would appear to be excessive torsion, the fibre accurately unwinds ..."

5. A Text-book of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1907)
"Thus a thread of quartz fibre will recover its shape immediately after the removal of the tensional and torsional forces acting upon it, while a glass fibre ..."

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