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Definition of Fabric

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cloth made of woven threads; textile, weave; structure, framework; construction
Fabric Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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\fab"ric\ (?), n. [l. fabrica fabric, workshop: cf. f. fabrique fabric. see forge.]
1. the structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric.
2. that which is fabricated; as: (a) framework; structure; edifice; building. anon out of the earth a fabric huge rose like an exhalation. (b) cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics.
3. the act of constructing; construction. [r.] tithe was received by the bishop, for the fabric of the churches for the poor.
4. any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe. the whole vast fabric of society.
\fab"ric\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. fabricked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. fabricking.] to frame; to build; to construct. [obs.] "fabric their mansions." philips.
1. artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers [syn: cloth, material, textile]

2. the underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society" [syn: framework]

  similar words(4) 

 mixed fabric 
 warp fabric 
 knitted fabric 
 wash-and-wear fabric 
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English Phonetics
WordNet 2.0

1. 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"
(synonym) cloth, material, textile
(hypernym) artifact, artefact
(hyponym) aba, aba cloth
(substance-meronym) warp
(part-meronym) edging
2. the underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society"
(synonym) framework
(hypernym) structure
Fabric Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of certain fabrics
The Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Arms and Armour Glossary
Linen was the most common material for aketons, gambesons, and arming clothes. Silk was also used, and there is a tale that says that this is because silk against the skin has a tendency to restrict the damage of a wound. Wool also appears to have been common for cotes and overclothes, though few examples of arming clothes remain save for the cote of the Black Prince, in Canterbury Cathedral; the jupon of Charles the Bold; and a pourpoint from the 15th century held in the Kienbusch collection, Philadelphia.
Fabric Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soil Glossary - Mani
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
—The appearance of the soil material using a x10 hand lens. Differences in the presence or absence of peds, the lustre, or lack thereof, ped surfaces, and the size and arrangement of pores in the soil mass are noted. Descriptive terms used are:
Fabric Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
SAN Acronyms
One or more Fibre Channel switches in some networked topology.
Fabric Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A textile or cloth is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread). Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or felting.

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