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What is "Flexibility" - Definition & Explanation

Property of fibers related to their ability to be bent or folded. Fabrics made from fibers with low flexibility don't drape well.
The extent of the ability of a textile to be flexed repeatedly without being ruptured.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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