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warp:

see weavingweaving,
the art of forming a fabric by interlacing at right angles two or more sets of yarn or other material. It is one of the most ancient fundamental arts, as indicated by archaeological evidence.
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Warp

Distortion in the shape of a plane timber surface, due to the movement of moisture; may be caused by improper seasoning.

Warp

 

in weaving, the parallel threads running lengthwise in a fabric. A fabric is formed on a loom by sucessively interweaving two perpendicular systems of threads, the warp and the weft. During weaving, the warp threads are stretched and bent much more than the weft threads. They also are abraded more by the loom. Therefore, the yarn for the warp must be stronger, have more twist, and be made from higher quality fibers than the weft. It is often treated with a glue solution, or sizing, before weaving.

warp

[wȯrp]
(geology)
An upward or downward flexure of the earth's crust.
A layer of sediment deposited by water.
(navigation)
To move a vessel or other waterborne object from one point to another by pulling on lines fastened to a fixed buoy, wharf, or such.
(textiles)
Yarn extending lengthwise, under tension on a loom. Also known as end.

warp

1. See carpet warp.
2. Distortion in shape of a parallel plane surface; in lumber, usually results from a change in moisture content.

warp

1. a mental or moral deviation
2. the yarns arranged lengthways on a loom, forming the threads through which the weft yarns are woven
3. the heavy threads used to reinforce the rubber in the casing of a pneumatic tyre
4. Nautical a rope used for warping a vessel
5. alluvial sediment deposited by water

Warp

WARP

(1) See OS/2 Warp.

(2) A parallel processor developed at Carnegie-Mellon University that was the predecessor of iWARP.
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