fiber
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfaɪ.bɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfaɪ.bə/
Noun

fiber (American spelling)

  1. (countable) A single elongated piece of a given material, 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) A material in the form of fibers.
    The cloth is made from strange, somewhat rough fiber.
  3. (textiles) A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width.
    Please use polyester fiber for this shirt.
  4. Dietary fiber.
    Fresh vegetables are a good source of fiber
  5. (figuratively) 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.
    holonyms en
    meronyms en
    Under this map, any two values in the fiber of a given point on the circle differ by 2π
  7. (category theory) Said to be of a morphism over a global element: The pullback of the said morphism along the said global element.
  8. (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary