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see textilestextiles,
all fabrics made by weaving, felting, knitting, braiding, or netting, from the various textile fibers (see fiber). Types of Textiles

Textiles are classified according to their component fibers into silk, wool, linen, cotton, such synthetic fibers as
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An underlying framework or structure consisting of similar connected parts.
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The framework of a building.
The spatial orientation of the elements of a sedimentary rock.
The sum of all the structural and textural features of a rock. Also known as petrofabric; rock fabric; structural fabric.
(science and technology)
Arrangement or pattern of constituent parts.
Materials used in fabrication.
A thin, flexible mate rial made of any combination of cloth, fiber, polymeric film, sheet, or foam.
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The basic elements making up a building; the carcass without finishings or decoration.
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1. any cloth made from yarn or fibres by weaving, knitting, felting, etc.
2. the texture of a cloth
3. the texture, arrangement, and orientation of the constituents of a rock
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switch fabric

(1) The interconnect architecture used by a switching device, which redirects the data coming in on one of its ports out to another of its ports. The word "fabric" comes from the resulting criss-crossed lines when all the inputs on a switch with hundreds of ports are connected to all possible outputs.

(2) The combination of interconnected switches used throughout a campus or large geographic area, which collectively provide a routing infrastructure.
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The present study aims at investigating the influence of fabric finishes on seam quality of cotton/Lycra denim fabrics, to analyse the effect of needle size on needle penetration force and needle cutting index on cotton/Lycra denim fabrics and to study the mechanical properties of the cotton/Lycra denim fabrics.
There has been quick development in practical fabrics for application of new finishes on fabrics.
From the last few years, living standards of people have changed that increased the demand of fabrics having some special features.
The mission at the Yorkshire Fabric Shop is to deliver the finest in drapery and upholstery fabrics for less.
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"Ethernet Fabrics are the key technology component of fabric-based infrastructures.
Patented recently is an integrally woven three-dimensional preform with stiffeners in two directions constructed from a woven base fabric having first, second and third woven fabrics.
Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the core company of Japan-based Teijin's carbon-fibers business, has recently released a fabric that is less than half the weight of conventional light carbon-fiber fabrics.
Scale-out data centre fabrics provider Voltaire Ltd (Nasdaq:VOLT) announced on Tuesday two new software products that deliver high performance and management capabilities to scale-out 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabrics.

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