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What is "Synthetics" - Definition & Explanation

Man-made, sciennfically produced fibers used in many fabncs. Some types of synthetics are: rayon, nylon, polyester, and fiberglass.
Fabrics that are not from natural origins. Synthetics include manmade polyesters and polyvinyl fiber derivatives such as Acrylic, Nylon and Spandex that have been synthesized from petroleum and carbon derivatives.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A numerical designation of yarn size indicating the relationship of length to weight. The number of warp yarns (ends) and filling yarns (picks) per inch in a woven fabric, or the number of wales...
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