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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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