filament filament  /ˈfɪ lə mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
  2. (n) the stalk of a stamen
  3. (n) a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
  4. (n) a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current

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Usage(s):

  1. When electricity runs through the filament, the bulb glows.
  2. Which of these gadgets was NOT invented by Thomas Edison: Light bulb filament Movie camera Telegraph Taxi meter.
  3. The Corrections: The Corrections does not 'solve' the mystery of family life, but it renders its mysteries with the fine filament and moral nuance they require.

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  • "The qualification of the P80 motor is a cornerstone. It is the biggest mono-segment, filament-wound-case solid-fuel rocket motor ever developed and this takes us a step closer to the Vega maiden flight," said Stefano Bianchi, ESA's Head of the...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Stefano Source: innovations report

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