American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of fiber.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See fiber, etc.
- n. countable A single piece of a given material, elongated and roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibres to form thread.
- n. uncountable Material in the form of fibres.
- n. Dietary fibre.
- n. Moral strength and resolve.
- n. mathematics The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
- n. computing A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Mostly British usage Same as fiber.
- n. a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
- n. the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
- n. a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
- n. any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
- From French fibre (Wiktionary)
“The term fibre or cellulose in analytical tables is not a very definite one.”
“The impulse in the fibre is an electrical pulse which lasts 1/1000 second.”
“The cable broadband service, which it calls fibre optic broadband, will still be listed as providing an "up to" speed based on the product purchased as these are not affected in the same way as the technology limited ADSL based products.”
“High bandwidth fibre is relatively cheap, the cost for putting it into the ground over long distances can run between $25,000 per mile and $3M per mile.”
“Catty, remember too with the wool that it needs to be low alergenic, supple, very supple in fibre because we all know just HOW SOFT JB is okay”
“This stew/soup is also very high in fibre and low in sugars (I didn't add any but they do come from the carbs in the tomatoes and beans), making it a delicious, vegan, diabetic friendly meal that I'm going to submit to Art of Cooking Indian Food's Eat Healthy - Fight Diabetes event.”
“Has anyone mentioned to Bimota that carbon fibre is the asbestos of the new millenium?”
“The Maya produced fibre from the henequen plant since the time of Christ.”
“The one argument of Vegetarianism that really has any fibre is the 'if you cannot kill and clean it yourself, you should not eat it'.”
“A bale of dried henequin fibre, ready for shipment.”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Differences betwen brithish and American english spelling or pronunciation.
My big word list.
These are words that I've added.
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