What Is a Filament Fiber?


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A filament fiber is a single strand, indefinite in length, of natural or synthetic fiber such as cotton or nylon that can be spun or woven. There are also variable definitions, according to Dictionary.com

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While most often describing thread that is used for textiles, in general "filament fiber" can refer to any threadlike structure. For instance, in science the term refers to a long slender cell or series of attached cells. The filament fiber in a light bulb or other incandescent lamp is the threadlike conductor that produces light when heated by the passage of current. Similarly, in electronics a filament fiber refers to the heating element of a vacuum tube, which resembles the filament in a light bulb.

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