What is fibre?

  • (noun): A leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth.
    Synonyms: fiber, vulcanized fiber
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fibre, fibres:

Subwavelength-diameter Optical Fibre - Manufacturing
... An SDF is usually created by tapering a commercial optical fibre ... An optical fibre usually consists of a core, a cladding and a protective coating ... Before pulling a fibre, its coating is removed (the fibre is stripped) ...
Lyster Hoxie Dewey
... from 1890 to 1902 and thereafter botanist in charge of fibre investigations ... representative to the International Fibre Congress in Surabaya, Java ... the United States Department of Agriculture on the production of fibre from flax, hemp, sisal, and manila plants on the classification and origin of the varieties of cotton and also investigations on grasses and ...
Subwavelength-diameter Optical Fibre - Name
... preferring to emphasize different properties of such fibres, sometimes even using different terms ... wire, subwavelength-diameter silica wire, subwavelength diameter fibre taper (photonic) wire waveguide, photonic wire, photonic nanowire, optical nanowires, optical fibre nanowires tapered (optical) fibre, fibre ... of the SDOF—high intensity of the electromagnetic field both inside and outside the fibre, maximum confinement of light in transversal cross-section—appears when the fibre diameter is about half of the wavelength ...

More definitions of "fibre":

  • (noun): A slender and greatly elongated solid substance.
    Synonyms: fiber
  • (noun): The inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions.
    Synonyms: character, fiber

Famous quotes containing the word fibre:

    You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
    But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
    And filter and fibre your blood.

    Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
    Missing me one place search another,
    I stop somewhere waiting for you.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    One of the oddest features of western Christianized culture is its ready acceptance of the myth of the stable family and the happy marriage. We have been taught to accept the myth not as an heroic ideal, something good, brave, and nearly impossible to fulfil, but as the very fibre of normal life. Given most families and most marriages, the belief seems admirable but foolhardy.
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942)

    The gods are partial to no era, but steadily shines their light in the heavens, while the eye of the beholder is turned to stone. There was but the sun and the eye from the first. The ages have not added a new ray to the one, nor altered a fibre of the other.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)