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Textiles vs. Fabric

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Textilesnoun

The industry involved in the manufacture of cloth.

Fabricnoun

(archaic) Structure, building.

Textilesnoun

The study of the manufacture of cloth.

Fabricnoun

(archaic) The act of constructing, construction, fabrication.

Fabricnoun

(archaic) The structure of anything, the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship, texture, make.

‘cloth of a beautiful fabric’;

Fabricnoun

The framework underlying a structure.

‘the fabric of our lives’; ‘the fabric of the universe’;

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Fabricnoun

A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.

‘cotton fabric’;

Fabricnoun

(petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock.

Fabricnoun

(computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile fabric when diagrammed.

‘The Internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers.’;

Fabricnoun

The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric.

Fabricnoun

That which is fabricated

‘Anon out of the earth a fabric hugeRose like an exhalation.’;

Fabricnoun

Cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, whether vegetable, animal, or synthetic; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics; made of a fabric that is 50% cotton and 50% polyester.

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Fabricnoun

The act of constructing; construction.

‘Tithe was received by the bishop, . . . for the fabric of the churches for the poor.’;

Fabricnoun

Any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe.

‘The whole vast fabric of society.’;

Fabricverb

To frame; to build; to construct.

Fabricnoun

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers;

‘the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent’; ‘woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC’; ‘she measured off enough material for a dress’;

Fabricnoun

the underlying structure;

‘restoring the framework of the bombed building’; ‘it is part of the fabric of society’;

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