filament filament  /ˈfɪ lə mənt/


  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



  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.



  • "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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