Texture refers to the properties held and sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch. Texture is sometimes used to describe the feel of non-tactile sensations. Texture can also be termed as a pattern that has been scaled down (especially in case of two dimensional non-tactile textures) where the individual elements that go on to make the pattern not distinguishable.
Texture may also refer to:
- Texture (painting), feel of the canvas based on the paint used and its method of application
- Texture (music), a way to describe the overall sound created by the interaction of aspects of a piece of music
- Texture (crystalline), the property of a material's individual crystallites sharing some degree of orientation
- Texture (geology), the physical appearance or character of a rock
- Texture (computer graphics), a bitmap image applied to a surface in computer graphics
- Texture (food), the way food feels in a person's mouth
- Textures (band), a metal band from the Netherlands
- Soil texture, describes the relative proportion of grain sizes of a soil or any unconsolidated material
- Texture (cosmology), a type of theoretical topological defect in the structure of spacetime.
- Character structure, various life experiences resulting in the "texture" of one's character]]
- Texture (roads), road surface characteristics with waves shorter than road roughness
- Textures (software), a well known software program to typeset TeX and LaTeX on Macintosh computers