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

  • adj. Of or relating to a thread.
  • adj. Having fine threads across the field of view for measuring small distances, as in the eyepiece of a telescope.

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  • adj. Of or relating to a thread or line; characterized by threads stretched across the field of view.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a thread or line; characterized by threads stretched across the field of view

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thread-like; filaceous or filamentous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. related to or having filaments (especially across a field of view as in the eyepiece of a telescope)

Etymologies

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

From Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.

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Latin filum a thread.

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