from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The underlying structure on which something is built; a base or foundation: "profound dislocations throughout the entire warp and woof of the American economy” ( David A. Stockman).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The threads in a woven fabric, comprised of the warp (threads running lengthwise) and woof (threads running crosswise) to create a the texture of the fabric.
  • n. The fundamental structure of any process or system.


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