Fiber

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  1. Fiber – Wikipedia
  • This article covers various aspects of fibers, including biological, artificial, and metallic fibers. It discusses the classification of fibers in reinforced plastics, properties of different types of fibers, and their applications. It also provides information on animal fibers, fiber classification, and natural cellulose fibers[1].
  1. Dietary fiber – Wikipedia
  • The page focuses on dietary fiber, its components, and sources. It explains the two main components of dietary fiber, soluble and insoluble fiber, found in plant-based foods such as legumes, whole grains, cereals, fruits, and vegetables. The article also discusses the advantages of consuming fiber and its diverse chemical composition[2].
  1. Natural fiber – Wikipedia
  • This article discusses natural fibers, including animal, leaf, bast, fruit, and stalk fibers. It provides information on the mechanical properties of natural fiber braided yarn woven composite and the surface energies of natural fibers. The page also covers the different types of natural fibers and their uses[3].
  1. Optical fiber – Wikipedia
  • The article focuses on optical fibers, which are flexible glass or plastic fibers that can transmit light. It explains their wide usage in fiber-optic communications, illumination, imaging, fiber optic sensors, and fiber lasers. The page also provides details on the manufacturing process, types of optical fibers, and their applications[4].

Citations:
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiber
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_fiber
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_fiber
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_fiber

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
fiber (noun)
1.
a thread or a structure or object resembling a thread as
a) (1) a slender root (as of a grass)
(2) an elongated tapering thick-walled plant cell void at maturity that imparts elasticity, flexibility, and tensile strength
b) (1) a strand of nerve tissue - axon dendrite
(2) one of the filaments composing most of the intercellular matrix of connective tissue
(3) one of the elongated contractile cells of muscle tissue
c) a slender and greatly elongated natural or synthetic filament (as of wool, cotton, asbestos, gold, glass, or rayon) typically capable of being spun into yarn
d) mostly indigestible material in food that stimulates the intestine to peristalsis - called also bulk roughage
2.
material made of - fibers , especially - vulcanized fiber
3.
a) an element that gives texture or substance
b) basic toughness - strength fortitude
c) essential structure or character - the very fiber of a person's being
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
fiber (noun)
1.
the strength of mind that enables a person to endure pain or hardship
SYNONYMS:
backbone, constancy, fiber, grit, grittiness, guts, intestinal fortitude, pluck, spunk
RELATED WORDS:
determination, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution; bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, gallantry, greatheartedness, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve, stoutness, valor; endurance, forbearance, stamina, sufferance, tolerance; heart, mettle, spirit; audacity, boldness, brass, cheek, chutzpah ( chutzpa hutzpah hutzpa), effrontery, gall, hardihood, nerve, nerviness, temerity
NEAR ANTONYMS:
indecisiveness, irresoluteness, irresolution, vacillation; cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, faintheartedness, pusillanimity, timidity, timorousness
spinelessness
fiber (noun)
2.
a thin, flexible structure that resembles a hair
SYNONYMS:
bristle, fiber, filament, thread
RELATED WORDS:
microfiber; cord, rope, string, wire, yarn; fuzz, tuft
Fiber (Wikipedia)

Fiber or fibre (British English; from Latin: fibra) is a natural or artificial substance that is significantly longer than it is wide. Fibers are often used in the manufacture of other materials. The strongest engineering materials often incorporate fibers, for example carbon fiber and ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene.

A bundle of optical fibers

Synthetic fibers can often be produced very cheaply and in large amounts compared to natural fibers, but for clothing natural fibers can give some benefits, such as comfort, over their synthetic counterparts.

Fiber (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • fibre (non-US)

Etymology

From French fibre, from Old French fibre, from Latin fibra.

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