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Filament vs. Fiber — What's the Difference?

Filament vs. Fiber — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Filament and Fiber

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Filament

A fine or very thin thread or fiber
Filaments of cloth.
Filaments of flax.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

Fiber or fibre (from Latin: fibra) is a natural or man-made substance that is significantly longer than it is wide. Fibers are often used in the manufacture of other materials.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

A fine wire that is heated electrically to produce light in an incandescent lamp.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

A slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

The stalk that bears the anther in the stamen of a flower.
Aug 22, 2018
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Fiber

(Botany) One of the elongated, thick-walled cells that give strength and support to plant tissue.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

A chainlike series of cells, as in many algae.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

Any of the filaments constituting the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

A long thin cellular structure characteristic of many fungi, usually having multiple nuclei and often divided by septa.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

Any of various elongated cells or threadlike structures, especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

Any of various long thin celestial objects or phenomena, such as a solar filament.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

A natural or synthetic filament, as of cotton or nylon, capable of being spun into yarn.
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Filament

A fine thread or wire.
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Fiber

Material made of such filaments.
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Filament

Such a wire, as can be heated until it glows, in an incandescent light bulb or a thermionic valve.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

An essential element of a person's character
"stirred the deeper fibers of my nature" (Oscar Wilde).
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

A massive, thread-like structure, such as those gaseous ones which extend outward from the surface of the sun, or such as those (much larger) ones which form the boundaries between large voids in the universe.
Solar filament
Galaxy filament
The Ursa Major Filament
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

Strength of character; fortitude
Lacking in moral fiber.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

(botany) The stalk of a flower stamen, supporting the anther.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

Coarse, indigestible plant matter, consisting primarily of polysaccharides such as cellulose, that when eaten stimulates intestinal peristalsis. Also called bulk, roughage.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

(textiles) A continuous object, limited in length only by its spool, and not cut to length.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

(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.
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Filament

A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber;
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Fiber

(uncountable) A material in the form of fibers.
The cloth is made from strange, somewhat rough fiber.
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Filament

A very slender natural or synthetic fiber
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Fiber

(textiles) A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width.
Please use polyester fiber for this shirt.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

The stalk of a stamen
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Fiber

Dietary fiber.
Fresh vegetables are a good source of fiber.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

A threadlike anatomical structure or chainlike series of cells
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

(figuratively) Moral strength and resolve.
The ordeal was a test of everyone's fiber.
Aug 22, 2018

Filament

A thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

(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.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

(category theory) The pullback of a morphism along a global element (called the fiber of the morphism over the global element).
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

(computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

(cytology) A long tubular cell found in bodily tissue.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

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.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

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.
Yet had no fibers in him, nor no force.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

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.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

A leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth.
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

A slender and greatly elongated solid substance
Aug 22, 2018

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
Aug 22, 2018

Fiber

A leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
Aug 22, 2018

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