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What is "Ribbon" - Definition & Explanation

A fillet or narrow woven fabric of varying widths, commonly one-quarter to three inches, having selvage edges, chiefly or rayon, silk, or velvet, and used for braiding, decoration, trimmings, etc.
Ribbon a flat or tubular narrow closely woven fabric (as of silk or rayon) used for trimmings or knitting.
Material used with thermal transfer printers producing visible marks on a label (or substrate). A printhead is heated and the ribbon is burned onto the label stock producing the bar code.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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