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Glossary Term

Definition and Purpose

Fiber, in the context of materials science, refers to a thread or filament from which a textile is formed. These fibers can be natural, such as cotton or wool, or synthetic, like polyester or nylon. The primary purpose of fibers is to create fabrics through various processes including weaving, knitting, or felting. Their properties, such as strength, elasticity, and absorbency, dictate their specific applications in different textiles.


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