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What is "Filament" - Definition & Explanation

In textiles, a continuous object, limited in length only by its spool, and not cut to length. Synthetic fibers and silk are filament threads.
A continuous strand of silk or manmade fiber.
A fibre of indefinite length. Flame resistant: a term used to describe fibres, yarns or fabrics which resist burning.
A fine or thinly spun thread or fiber.
A filament is a fine, thinly spun thread, fiber, or wire.
A manufactured fiber of indefinite length (continuous), extruded from the spinneret during the fiber production process.
A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp. (Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the anther.
A man made long and continuous fiber.
A type of yarn whereby the individual fibers are much longer and tend not to be mixed, but rather bundled together before being twisted and heatset into yarn.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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The process where garments or part garments are dyed after manufacture (garments are made up). This enables the client to make late decisions about the colours that can be used, which means it can be...

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