- The definition of a tapestry is a large piece of material woven or printed with decorative designs.
An example of a tapestry is a large fabric wall hanging with the Hindu god Shiva woven into it.
- Tapestry is defined as to hang or drape a large piece of decorative woven cloth.
An example of tapestry is covering a couch with a floral woven piece of material.
Origin: L Middle English tapsterie, earlier tapicerie from Middle French tapisserie from Old French tapis, a carpet from Medieval Greek tapētion from Gr, diminutive of tapēs (gen. tapētos), a carpet, probably from Iran, as inch(es) Persian tāftan, to twist, spin from Indo-European an unverified form temp- from base an unverified form ten-, to stretch from source thin
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noun pl. tap·es·tries
- A heavy cloth woven with rich, often varicolored designs or scenes, usually hung on walls for decoration and sometimes used to cover furniture.
- Something felt to resemble a richly and complexly designed cloth: the tapestry of world history.
- To hang or decorate with tapestry.
- To make, weave, or depict in a tapestry.
Origin: Middle English tapiceri, tapstri, from Old French tapisserie, from tapisser, to cover with carpet, from tapis, carpet, from Greek tapētion, diminutive of tapēs, perhaps of Iranian origin.
tapestry - Computer Definition
(1) A framework for writing Web-based applications in Java from the Apache Jakarta Project. See Jakarta.
(2) A holographic optical disc from InPhase Technologies, Longmont, CO (www.inphase-tech.com) designed for archiving data and video. InPhase was a spin-off of Lucent Technologies in 2000 and will be the first company to commercialize holographic storage. It released its first prototype of a 300GB write-once, single-platter, removable optical cartridge in 2005, and production began in 2010. InPhase is also the primary supplier of media to vendors developing holographic storage products. The Disc Does Not Spin The disc, which contains a photo polymer recording layer in the middle, is divided into thousands of optical "books" roughly one cubic millimeter in size (.8 x 1 x 1.5 mm). The disc does not spin continuously; it rotates to each "book" region as required, and each book holds 330 1.4 megabit pages (digital holograms). What is amazing about holographic storage is that every page in the book fully occupies the same space as every other page. A single page is recorded with one flash of a blue laser, which provides the smaller wavelength necessary for holographic storage. See holographic storage for more details on the technology.
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