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What is "Thread Count" - Definition & Explanation

The number of threads per square inch of fabric. The higher the number the tighter the weave.
The thread count is the number of warp threads per inch plus the number of weft threads.
The number of yarns per square inch in a woven fabric (warp yarn x weft yarn per sq. inch). The higher the count the finer the fabric.
The number of ends and picks per inch in a woven cloth; the number of wales and courses per inch in a knit fabric. See 'Count of Cloth'.
Is the number of warp and weft yarns in one square-inch of a fabric (warp yarn x weft yarn per sq. inch)
The number of ends and picks per inch in a woven cloth, or the number of wales and courses per inch in a knit fabric.
Number of yarns per square inch of woven fabric both horizontally and vertically.

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