fibre fibre  /ˈfaɪ bər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
  2. (n) any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
  3. (n) the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
  4. (n) a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth

Usage(s):

  1. Nature put soft tufts of fibre on cotton seeds so that the wind would carry them away from the plant to take root.
  2. Formerly, fibre silk was used mainly for hosiery, which absorbed half this country's annual output.
  3. The old axiom used to be that there were only three important textile fibreswool, cotton and silk.

News

  1. Infortrend and Emulex Announce Ideal Solution for 16G Fibre Channel Networked Storage Environments

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Infortrend® and Emulex Corporation today announced that the Infortrend landmark 16G Fibre Channel (FC) "RAID storage" products and Emulex LightPulse® ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Brookfield Asset Management Sells Longview Timber and Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging for $3.675 Billion

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (BAM-A.TO, BAM) announced that it has agreed to sell both Longview Timber and Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging in two separate transactions for aggregate
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Brookfield Sells Longview Timber and Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging for $3.675 Billion

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. , today announced that it has agreed to sell both Longview Timber and Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging in two separate transactions for aggregate proceeds of $3.675 billion....
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. The judge was scathing in his ruling against Selebi, saying he had a "low moral fibre" and had lied all the way through his trial.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Jackie Selebi Source: Buenos Aires News

  2. "I think that the prospects are reasonable that there will be an opportunity for a provider or a group of providers to be able to roll out a fast fibre network very soon - much earlier than Labor's could - within three years to the capital cities...
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Helen Coonan Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "We're going to build a national high speed fibre network," Mr Conroy said. "The question is not `what's Labor going to do about OPEL, it's what OPEL's going to do about Labor's fibre to the node network."
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Stephen Conroy Source: Courier Mail

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