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Definition of "fiber" []

  • A slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure. (noun)
  • Botany One of the elongated, thick-walled cells that give strength and support to plant tissue. (noun)
  • Anatomy Any of the filaments constituting the extracellular matrix of connective tissue. (noun)
  • Anatomy Any of various elongated cells or threadlike structures, especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber. (noun)
  • A natural or synthetic filament, as of cotton or nylon, capable of being spun into yarn. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fiber" in a sentence
  • "But we have what we call a fiber hook-up and we literally take a plug, put it into the wall and it allows us to transmit live pretty much no matter how strong the winds are."
  • "Our enterprise business which we define as a fiber based bandwidth contracts with large customers continues to perform well with annual revenue gross in excess of 35%."
  • "The fiber is played by probiotics is in the colon, which in fermentation."