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What is "Smooth" - Definition & Explanation

Refers to fabric with an even surface with little surface hair or texture.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)...
Fabrics made from only one set of yarns, all running in the same direction. Some knits have their yarns running along the length of the fabric, while others have their yarns running across the width...
A marked change in the colour of an object with a change in the spectral composition of the light by which it is viewed. NOTE: Metamerism can be judged only with reference to the changes occurring...
(Dye-variant fibers) Fibers, natural, or man-made, so treated or modified in composition that their affinity for dyes becomes changed; ie, to be reserved, dye lighter, or dye darker than normal...
Basic internal structure or skeleton of an upholstered piece. Kiln-dried hardwood is best for durability in wooden frames, but often engineered wood products are used. Metals are also used in marine...

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