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What is "Man Made Fiber" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 07-Feb-2024 (5 months, 13 days ago)
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Man Made Fiber
Any fiber created by people through artificial processes, usually by pushing liquid through tiny holes in a spinnerette to create long, thin fibers; nylon, polyester, etc.
Man Made Fiber
Created from natural materials or by chemical processes.

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