Meaning of FIBER in English

FIBER

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

optics

To head off competition, the telcos have invested heavily in fiber optics and sophisticated switching technology.

But fiber optics may change all that.

It was into bioengineering, lasers, fiber optics .

The advent of fiber optics in the early 1980s, however, changed the role of satellites in the global communications industry.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Sisal carpeting is made from the fiber of the agave plant.

The coffee filter has thin fibers to trap the particles that cause bitterness.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A fiber mile is one strand of fiber measuring one mile long is equal to 12 fiber miles.

As assistant commissioner, Smith oversees marketing programs involving livestock, horticulture, fiber and international marketing.

But fiber optics may change all that.

For instance, toasting and saut ing most foods can increase their fiber content.

It has long been thought that a diet high in fiber reduces the risks of cancer.

The fiber is useless unless it connects customers to equipment that transmits or stores information or video programs.

While hybrid fiber / coax networks are becoming the preferred architecture, this is not a universal choice.

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