- The definition of a fiber is a thin, threadlike structure that combines to form animal or plant tissue, or a thin, threadlike structure made synthetically or from minerals.
- An example of fiber is what is found in asparagus.
- An example of fiber is a thread in a ball of rayon yarn.
- a slender, threadlike structure that combines with others to form animal or vegetable tissue
- the tissue so formed: muscle fiber
- a slender, threadlike structure made from a mineral or synthetically: rayon fibers
- any substance that can be separated into threads or threadlike structures for spinning, weaving, etc.: cotton fiber
- any such thread or structure: wool fibers
- a threadlike root
- the texture of something: a fabric of coarse fiber
- character or nature; quality: a man of strong moral fiber
Origin of fiberFrench fibre ; from Classical Latin fibra, akin to filum, thread: see file
- A slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure.
- Botany One of the elongated, thick-walled cells that give strength and support to plant tissue.
- Anatomy a. Any of the filaments constituting the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.b. Any of various elongated cells or threadlike structures, especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber.
- a. A natural or synthetic filament, as of cotton or nylon, capable of being spun into yarn.b. Material made of such filaments.
- a. An essential element of a person's character: “stirred the deeper fibers of my nature” (Oscar Wilde).b. Strength of character; fortitude: lacking in moral fiber.
- Coarse, indigestible plant matter, consisting primarily of polysaccharides such as cellulose, that when eaten stimulates intestinal peristalsis. Also called bulk, roughage.
Origin of fiberFrench fibre, from Old French, from Latin fibra.
- (countable) A single elongated piece of a given material, roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibers to form thread.
- The microscope showed a single blue fiber stuck to the sole of the shoe.
- (uncountable) A material in the form of fibers.
- The cloth is made from strange, somewhat rough fiber.
- (textiles) A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width.
- Please use polyester fiber for this shirt.
- Dietary fiber.
- Fresh vegetables are a good source of fiber
- (figuratively) Moral strength and resolve.
- The ordeal was a test of everyone's fiber.
- (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
- Under this map, any two values in the fiber of a given point on the circle differ by 2π
- (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
fiber - Computer Definition
See optical fiber.