fibrous vs stringy what difference

what is difference between fibrous and stringy

English

Etymology

fibre +‎ -ous

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaɪbɹəs/
  • Hyphenation: fi‧brous

Adjective

fibrous (comparative more fibrous, superlative most fibrous)

  1. Of or pertaining to fibre.
  2. Containing many fibres – referring mainly to food.

Translations



English

Etymology

From string +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɹɪŋi/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋi

Adjective

stringy (comparative stringier, superlative stringiest)

  1. Composed of, or resembling, string or strings.
  2. (of food) Tough to the bite, as containing too much sinew or string tissue.
  3. (of a person) Wiry, lean, scrawny.
    • The colonel and his sponsor made a queer contrast: Greystone [the sponsor] long and stringy, with a face that seemed as if a cold wind was eternally playing on it.
  4. (programming, informal) Resembling or involving text strings.
    • 2011, Randal L. Schwartz, brian d foy, Tom Phoenix, Learning Perl (page 56)
      The context refers to how you use an expression. You’ve actually already seen some contextual operations with numbers and strings. When you do numbery sorts of things, you get numeric results. When you do stringy sorts of things, you get string results.
  5. (birdwatching) Of a sighting, unlikely to be accurate; probably based on a misidentification, whether innocent or deliberate.

Synonyms

  • fibrous
  • filamentous

Derived terms

  • stringiness

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