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See also: fibré
- fiber (US)
From French fibre, from Old French, from Latin fibra.
fibre (countable and uncountable, plural fibres) (Britain, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa spellings)
- (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.
- (uncountable) Material in the form of fibres.
- The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fibre.
- Dietary fibre.
- Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre.
- Moral strength and resolve.
- 1900, Joseph Conrad, chapter 2, in Lord Jim:
- He was gentlemanly, steady, tractable, with a thorough knowledge of his duties; and in time, when yet very young, he became chief mate of a fine ship, without ever having been tested by those events of the sea that show in the light of day the inner worth of a man, the edge of his temper, and the fibre of his stuff; that reveal the quality of his resistance and the secret truth of his pretences, not only to others but also to himself.
- The ordeal was a test of everyone’s fibre.
- (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
- (category theory) Said to be of a morphism over a global element: The pullback of the said morphism along the said global element.
- (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
- (cytology) A long tubular cell found in bodily tissue.
- Hyponyms: axon, myocyte, muscle fibre, nerve fibre
- carbon fibre
- dark fibre
- dietary fibre
- fibre bundle
- fibre cement
- fibre optic
- fibre optics
- fibre-reinforced plastic
- fibrise, fibrize
- moral fibre
- muscle fibre
- muscle fibre
- natural fibre
- nerve fibre
- nerve fibre
- optical fibre
- Purkinje fibre
- Seifert fibre space
- synthetic fibre
single elongated piece of material
material in the form of fibres
dietary fibre — see dietary fibre
moral strength and reserve
mathematics: preimage of a given point in the range of a map
long tubular cell found in bodily tissue
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fibre c pl
Inherited from Old French fibre, borrowed from Latin fibra.
fibre f (plural fibres)
- “fibre”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
fibre f pl
fibre m pl
- inflection of fibră:
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