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From French fibre, from Old French fibre, from Latin fibra.

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fiber (countable and uncountable, plural fibers) (American spelling)

  1. (countable) A single elongated piece of a given material, roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibers to form thread.
    The microscope showed a single blue fiber stuck to the sole of the shoe.
  2. (uncountable) A material in the form of fibers.
    The cloth is made from strange, somewhat rough fiber.
  3. (textiles) A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width.
    Please use polyester fiber for this shirt.
  4. Dietary fiber.
    Fresh vegetables are a good source of fiber.
  5. (figuratively) Moral strength and resolve.
    The ordeal was a test of everyone's fiber.
  6. (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
    Holonyms: bundle, fiber bundle
    Meronym: germ
    Under this map, any two values in the fiber of a given point on the circle differ by 2π.
  7. (category theory) The pullback of a morphism along a global element (called the fiber of the morphism over the global element).
  8. (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
    • 2008, Joe Duffy, Concurrent Programming on Windows, Pearson Education, →ISBN, page unnumbered:
      We've seen how to create a new fiber and convert the current thread into a fiber (which continues to run after the conversion), but we have yet to focus on how to schedule a new fiber onto the current thread.
  9. A long tubular cell found in muscle tissue; myocyte.

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fiber c (definite singular fiberen, indefinite plural fibre, definite plural fibrene)

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus. Doublet of beber.

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fiber m (genitive fibrī); second declension

  1. beaver

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Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fiber fibrī
Genitive fibrī fibrōrum
Dative fibrō fibrīs
Accusative fibrum fibrōs
Ablative fibrō fibrīs
Vocative fiber fibrī

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fibra (fiber, filament), possibly from *fidber or *findber, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split).

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fiber m (definite singular fiberen, indefinite plural fibere or fibre or fibrer, definite plural fiberne or fibrene)

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

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fiber m (definite singular fiberen, indefinite plural fibrar, definite plural fibrane)

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

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fiber c

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

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Declension of fiber 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fiber fibern fibrer fibrerna
Genitive fibers fiberns fibrers fibrernas