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From French fibre

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Noun

Singular
fibre

Plural
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fibre ({{{1}}}) (Commonwealth)
  1. (countable) A single piece of a given material, elongated and roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibres to form thread.
    The microscope showed several different fibres stuck to the sole of the shoe.
  2. (uncountable) Material in the form of fibres.
    The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fibre.
  3. Dietary fibre.
    Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre.
  4. Moral strength and resolve.
    The ordeal was a test of everyone’s fibre.
  5. (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
    Under this map, any two values in the fibre of a given point on the circle differ by 2π

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French

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old French fibre < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] fibra

Noun

fibre f. (plural fibres)

  1. fibre

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Italian

Noun

fibre f.

  1. Plural form of fibra.

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