fabric

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From French fabrique, from Latin fabrica (a workshop, art, trade, product of art, structure, fabric), from faber (artisan, workman).

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fabric (countable and uncountable, plural fabrics)

  1. (archaic) structure, building
    • Milton
      Anon out of the earth a fabric huge / Rose like an exhalation.
  2. (archaic) The act of constructing; construction; fabrication.
    • Milman
      Tithe was received by the bishop [] for the fabric of the churches for the poor.
  3. (archaic) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make.
    cloth of a beautiful fabric
  4. The framework underlying a structure
    the fabric of our lives
    the fabric of the universe
  5. A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
    cotton fabric
  6. (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock
  7. (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance
    The internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers

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