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EtymologyEdit

From French fibre, from Old French, from Latin fibra

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NounEdit

fiber (countable and uncountable, plural fibers) (US)

  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.
    Under this map, any two values in the fiber of a given point on the circle differ by 2π
  7. (category theory) Said to be of a morphism over a global element: The pullback of the said morphism along the said global element.
  8. (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus.

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fiber m (genitive fibrī); second declension

  1. beaver

DeclensionEdit

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fiber fibrī
genitive fibrī fibrōrum
dative fibrō fibrīs
accusative fibrum fibrōs
ablative fibrō fibrīs
vocative fiber1 fibrī

1May also be fibre.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

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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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

fiber c (definite singular fibern, indefinite plural fibrer, definite plural fibrerna)

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)