Fabric meaning

făbrĭk
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Fabric is defined as cloth, or the basic framework of something.

An example of fabric is cotton.

An example of fabric is family; our family is the fabric of our life.

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A complex underlying structure.

Destroyed the very fabric of the ancient abbey during wartime bombing; needs to protect the fabric of civilized society.

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(brit.) The construction and upkeep of a church building.
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The style or plan of construction.
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(archaic) Structure, building.
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(archaic) The act of constructing; construction; fabrication.
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(archaic) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make.

Cloth of a beautiful fabric.

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The framework underlying a structure.

The fabric of our lives.

The fabric of the universe.

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(computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance.

The internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers.

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A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.

Cotton fabric.

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(petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock.
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Origin of fabric

  • Middle English fabryke something constructed from Old French fabrique from Latin fabrica craft, workshop from faber fabr- workman, artificer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French fabrique, from Latin fabrica (“a workshop, art, trade, product of art, structure, fabric”), from faber (“artisan, workman”).

    From Wiktionary