fibre

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From French fibre

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fibre (plural fibres) (UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa)

  1. (countable) A single piece of a given material, elongated and roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibres to form thread.
    The microscope showed several different fibres stuck to the sole of the shoe.
  2. (uncountable) Material in the form of fibres.
    The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fibre.
  3. Dietary fibre.
    Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre.
  4. Moral strength and resolve.
    The ordeal was a test of everyone’s fibre.
  5. (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
    Under this map, any two values in the fibre of a given point on the circle differ by 2π
  6. (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.

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Danish[edit]

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fibre c

  1. indefinite plural of fiber

French[edit]

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Old French fibre, from Latin fibra

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fibre f (plural fibres)

  1. fibre

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Italian[edit]

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fibre f

  1. plural form of fibra

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fibre m

  1. indefinite plural of fiber