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a filament of solar material
 
a glowing light bulb filament

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin fīlāmentum, from Late Latin fīlō (to spin, draw out in a long line), from Latin fīlum (thread)

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NounEdit

filament (plural filaments)

  1. A fine thread or wire.
  2. Such a wire, as can be heated until it glows, in an incandescent light bulb or a thermionic valve.
  3. (physics, astronomy) A massive, thread-like structure, such as those gaseous ones which extend outward from the surface of the sun, or such as those (much larger) ones which form the boundaries between large voids in the universe.
    solar filament
    galaxy filament
    the Ursa Major Filament
  4. (botany) The stalk of a flower stamen, supporting the anther.
  5. (textiles) A continuous object, limited in length only by its spool, and not cut to length.

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filament n (singular definite filamentet, plural indefinite filamenter)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Latin filamentum

NounEdit

filament n (definite singular filamentet, indefinite plural filament or filamenter, definite plural filamenta or filamentene)

  1. a filament

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Latin filamentum

NounEdit

filament n (definite singular filamentet, indefinite plural filament, definite plural filamenta)

  1. a filament