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Etymology

From French fiber.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
fiber

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fiber ({{{1}}}) (fibre, fibres outside US)
  1. (countable) A single piece of a given material, elongated and 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.
  2. (uncountable) Material in the form of fibers.
    The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fiber.
  3. (textiles) A material whose length is 1000 times its width or more.
    Please find use polyester fiber for this shirt.
  4. Dietary fiber.
    Fresh vegetables are a good source of fiber.
  5. Moral strength and resolve.
    The ordeal was a test of everyone's fiber.
  6. (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

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