Texture meaning

tĕkschər
Texture is defined as the physical composition of something, or the look and feel of fabric.

An example of texture is the smooth feeling of satin.

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A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
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The quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements.
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The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts.

The texture of sandy soil; the texture of cooked fish.

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The general physical appearance of a rock, especially with respect to the size, shape, size variability, and geometric arrangement of its mineral crystals (for igneous and metamorphic rocks) and of its constituent elements (for sedimentary rocks). A sandstone that forms as part of an eolian (wind-blown) deposit, for example, has a texture that reflects its small, rounded sand grains of uniform size, while a sandstone that formed as part of a fluvial deposit has a texture reflecting the presence of grains of varying sizes, with some more rounded than others.
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(computer graphics) An image applied to a polygon to create the appearance of a surface,
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Basic structure.

The texture of society.

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Distinctive or identifying quality or character.
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A woven fabric.
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The character of a woven fabric as determined by the arrangement, size, quality, etc. of the fabric's threads.

Coarse texture, twilled texture.

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The arrangement of the particles or constituent parts of any material or substance as it affects the appearance or feel of the surface; structure, composition, consistency, grain, etc.
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To give texture to, especially to impart desirable surface characteristics to.

Texture a printing plate by lining and stippling it.

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To cause to have a particular texture.
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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.

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(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.

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To create or apply a texture.

Drag the trowel through the plaster to texture the wall.

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Origin of texture

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin textūra from textus past participle of texere to weave text

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

  • From Middle French texture, borrowed from Latin textura (“a weaving, web, texture, structure"), from texere (“to weave"), past participle textus; see text.

    From Wiktionary