Definitions for "Fibre"
that portion of food composed of carbohydrates which are completely or partly indigestible, such as cellulose or pectin; it may be in an insoluble or a soluble form. It provides bulk to the solid waste and stimulates peristalsis in the intestine. It is found especially in grains, fruits, and vegetables. There is some medical evidence which indicates that diets high in fiber reduce the risk of colon cancer and reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. It is also called dietary fiber, roughage, or bulk.
fibra = fibre (Vesalius, c. 1550); original meaning was a lobe, e.g., of lung, liver, or bowels examined for prophecies.
the nondigestible parts of the plants that we eat, such as cellulose, also known as roughage. Fibre is an essential part of our diet.
Keywords:  threadlike, spun, textile, flax, thread
One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.
Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant.
A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
the inherent complex of attributes that determine a person's moral and ethical actions and reactions; sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber.
the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
A generic FC term used to cover all transmission media types specified in the Fibre Channel Physical Layer standard (FC-PH), such as optical fiber, copper twisted pair, and copper coaxial cable.
A cabling medium with a glass core, plastic insulation and a protective plastic outer layer. Able to transmit light at near the speed of light.
a thin filament of glass / optical waveguide consisting of a core and a cladding which is capable of carrying information in the form of light
A relatively long sclerenchyma cell, usually occurring in bundles or strands. See also Sclerenchyma.
The basic entity, either natural or manufactured, which is twisted into yarns, and then used in the production of a fabric.
Strand of material used to spin into a yarn.
a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth.
Fibre based photo printing paper of a traditional type (no plastic). High quality if printed & processed well but takes a long time to wash and dry. (see Bromide paper, Multigrade & RC paper)
Fibre is generally referred to as pulp in the paper industry. Wood is treated chemically or mechanically to separate the fibres during the pulping process.
a unit of matter of relatively short length, characterised by a high ratio of length to thickness or diameter
Small diameter, thick walled cells in hardwoods. Fibres dominate the structural behaviour of hardwoods.
This term usually refers to relatively short lengths of very small cross-sections of various materials. Fibres can be made by chopping filaments (converting). Staple fibres may be 1/2 to a few in. in length and usually from one to five denier.
a slender and greatly elongated solid substance
Thready substance, such as a fibrous root.
1) a specific form of chemically jelled fibrous materials manufactured in sheets, rods and tubes. 2) commonly used interchangeably with fiber.
Keywords:  adjective, latin
Latin fibra = a fibre, adjective, Latin fibrosus = fibrous.
Keywords:  papermaking, raw, species, vary, tree
Wood cell whose properties vary from one tree species to another; the main raw material for papermaking
Keywords:  smallest, rope, component
The smallest component of a rope.