texture

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French texture, borrowed from Latin textura (a weaving, web, texture, structure), from textus, past participle of texere (to weave). See text.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

texture (countable and uncountable, plural textures)

  1. The feel or shape of a surface or substance; the smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. of something.
    The beans had a grainy, gritty texture in her mouth.
  2. (art) The quality given to a work of art by the composition and interaction of its parts.
    The piece of music had a mainly smooth texture.
  3. (computer graphics) An image applied to a polygon to create the appearance of a surface.
    • 2004, Will Smith, Maximum PC Guide to Building a Dream PC (page 97)
      The videocard is responsible for drawing every polygon, texture, and particle effect in every game you play.
  4. (obsolete) The act or art of weaving.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Skins, although a natural habit unto all before the invention of texture, was something more unto Adam.
  5. (obsolete) Something woven; a woven fabric; a web.
    • Thomson
      Others, apart far in the grassy dale, / Or roughening waste, their humble texture weave.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  6. (biology, obsolete) A tissue.

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Verb[edit]

texture (third-person singular simple present textures, present participle texturing, simple past and past participle textured)

  1. to create or apply a texture
    Drag the trowel through the plaster to texture the wall.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French texture, borrowed from Latin textura (a weaving, web, texture, structure), from textus, past participle of texere (to weave). See text.

Noun[edit]

texture f (plural textures)

  1. texture

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

textūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of textūrus