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Fibre

Meanings and phrases

fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; - Herbert Spencer; character; fiber
  2. a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn; fiber
  3. any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber); fiber
  4. a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth; fiber; vulcanized fiber

animal fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fiber derived from animals; animal fiber

fibre bundle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers); fiber bundle; fascicle; fasciculus

fibre optic cable

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light; fiber optic cable

fibre optics

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the transmission of light signals via glass fibers; fiber optics; fiberoptics; fibreoptics

glass fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images; optical fiber; glass fiber; optical fibre
E.g.
  • Above this, glass fibre or ceramic are used.
  • Modern playboats are made from plastic which is much more robust than glass fibre or wood.
  • The fuselage of the MG-1 was steel framed and fabric covered with the exception of a glass fibre engine cowling.

muscle fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body; muscle cell; muscle fiber

natural fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fiber derived from plants or animals; natural fiber

nerve fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a threadlike extension of a nerve cell; nerve fiber

optical fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images; optical fiber; glass fiber; glass fibre
E.g.
  • An RS-232 optical fibre modem was also available.
  • Light scattering, also known as Raman scattering, occurs in the optical fibre.
  • Both subsea power lines cross 4 optical fibre data lines laid earlier along the strait.

plant fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fiber derived from plants; plant fiber

staple fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn; staple; staple fiber

carbon fibre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The aircraft is made from carbon fibre composites.
  • They built the first carbon fibre stay cable bridge.
  • Bodywork features extensive use of carbon fibre.

fibre optic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There may also be fibre optic cables interconnecting telephone exchanges.
  • The controls operate through a mesh polymer fibre optic network fly-by-light system.
  • The ground conductor cable may also support fibre optic cables for data transmission.
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