fiber vs roughage what difference

what is difference between fiber and roughage

English

Alternative forms

  • fibre (chiefly British)

Etymology

From French fibre, from Old French, from Latin fibra

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.bɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.bə/
  • Rhymes: -aɪbə(ɹ)

Noun

fiber (countable and uncountable, plural fibers) (American spelling)

  1. (countable) A single elongated piece of a given material, roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibers to form thread.
  2. (uncountable) A material in the form of fibers.
  3. (textiles) A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width.
  4. Dietary fiber.
  5. (figuratively) Moral strength and resolve.
  6. (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
    Holonyms: bundle, fiber bundle
    Meronym: germ
  7. (category theory) The pullback of a morphism along a global element (called the fiber of the morphism over the global element).
  8. (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • FBIer, brief, fibre

Danish

Noun

fiber c (definite singular fiberen, indefinite plural fibre, definite plural fibrene)

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus. Doublet of beber.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfi.ber/, [ˈfɪbɛɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈfi.ber/, [ˈfiːbɛr]

Noun

fiber m (genitive fibrī); second declension

  1. beaver

Declension

Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Synonyms

  • castor (more common), beber (Late Latin)

Derived terms

  • fibrīnus

References

  • fiber in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin fibra (fiber, filament), possibly from *fidber or *findber, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split).

Noun

fiber m (definite singular fiberen, indefinite plural fibere or fibre or fibrer, definite plural fiberne or fibrene)

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

Derived terms

References

  • “fiber” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

fiber m (definite singular fiberen, indefinite plural fibrar, definite plural fibrane)

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

Derived terms

  • fiberoptisk
  • fiberrik
  • karbonfiber
  • naturfiber

References

  • “fiber” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Noun

fiber c

  1. fibre (UK), fiber (US)

Declension


English

Alternative forms

  • ruffage

Etymology

rough +‎ -age

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹʌfɪd͡ʒ/

Noun

roughage (countable and uncountable, plural roughages)

  1. dietary fibre
  2. any rough or coarse material, especially fodder

Translations

References

  • “roughage”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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