Definition of Fiber

1. Noun. A slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn.

2. Noun. Coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis.
Exact synonyms: Roughage
Generic synonyms: Food Product, Foodstuff
Specialized synonyms: Bran

3. Noun. Any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber).
Exact synonyms: Fibre
Generic synonyms: Cell
Specialized synonyms: Muscle Cell, Muscle Fiber, Muscle Fibre, Nerve Fiber, Nerve Fibre

4. 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"
Exact synonyms: Character, Fibre
Generic synonyms: Trait
Group relationships: Personality
Specialized synonyms: Spirit
Terms within: Thoughtfulness, Responsibility, Responsibleness, Integrity

5. Noun. A leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth.
Exact synonyms: Fibre, Vulcanized Fiber
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Fiber

1. n. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.

Definition of Fiber

1. Noun. A single elongated piece of a given material, roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibers to form thread. ¹

2. Noun. A material in the form of fibers. ¹

3. Noun. (textiles) A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width. ¹

4. Noun. Dietary fiber. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) Moral strength and resolve. ¹

6. Noun. (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map. ¹

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Definition of Fiber

1. a thread or threadlike object or structure [n -S] : FIBERED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fiber

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fiber (current term)
fiber-optic transmission system
fiber bundle
fiber bundles
fiber optic cable
fiber optics
fiber plant

Literary usage of Fiber

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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1893)
"Of sisal hemp this country imports fiber to the value of about ... Bowstring hemp is not a commercial fiber, though widely known in the Old World. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1903)
"Additional Note on Filtration of Crude fiber.—The method of filtering crude fiber described by Mr. Thatcher in the December Journal is one which, I believe, ..."

3. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"fiber COUNT Object Count 1 1 fiber 2 fiber 1 fiber 1 fiber Do not count 1 fiber 1/2 fiber Do not count Do not count DISCUSSION Optically observable asbestos ..."

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