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.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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The production of spun yarns by a process in which the sliver (q.v.) or roving (q.v.) is opened or separated into its individual fibres or tufts and is subsequently reassembled in the spinning...
Results when a fiber or fabric will neither stretch or shrink. Relaxation shrinkage is when fibers, when elongated during weaving or finishing relax to their natural size after being washed....
Similar to resiliency. It is the ability of a fabric to bounce back after it has been twisted, wrinkled, or distorted in any way. Some fabrics are able to eliminate wrinkles because of their own...
In performance garments, high tenacity stretch fabric which, when in a close fitting garment, provides muscles with a firm compression fit that lessons vibrations, reduces fatigue, and keeps muscles...

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