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What is "Fabric" - Definition & Explanation

Two-dimensional collection of yarns and fibers. In a general sense, also includes leather when used for furniture covers.
General term used for all materials made of fibers /yarnsby weaving, knitting, lace binding, braiding , felting,bonding, fusing orinterlocking.
A term used to denote all materials made of fibers
A manufactured assembly of fibres or yarns (or both) that has substantial surface area in relation to its thickness, and sufficient mechanical strength to give the assembly inherent cohesion.
NOTE:
Fabrics are most commonly woven or knitted, but the term also applies to assemblies produced by lace-making, tufting, felting, net-making and non-woven processes.
A Manufactured Assembly Of Fibres And/or Yarns That Has Substantial Surface Area In Relation To Its Thickness And Sufficient Mechanical Strength To Give The Assembly Inherent Cohesion. , Note: Fabrics Are Most Commonly Woven Or Knitted, But The Term Includes Assemblies Produced By Lace-making, Tufting, Felting, Net-making, And The So-called Nonwoven Processes.
An assembly of fibres and/or yarns, which is generally in a sheet-like form. Also known as cloth. A planar structure consisting of yarns or fibres. There are different types of fabric based on their manufacturing processes, mainly Woven, Knitted, Braided, Lace (or Net), Felt and Non-woven.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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