man-made fiber

man-made fiber
man-made fiber man-made fiber n. A fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes.

Syn: synthetic fiber. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • man made fibre — n. synthetic fiber …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fibre, man-made — Introduction       fibre whose chemical composition, structure, and properties are significantly modified during the manufacturing process. Man made fibres are spun and woven into a huge number of consumer and industrial products, including… …   Universalium

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  • Fiber — Fi ber, Fibre Fi bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any fine, slender thread, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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