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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current; A threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells); The stalk of a stamen; A very slender natural or synthetic fiber..

Usage examples (35)
  • The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great...
  • I dangled between two worlds on a thin filament and felt it fray.
  • A medium - to lightweight spinning setup spooled with 6 - or 8-pound mono-filament is perfect.
  • The lamps were of the incandescent variety, and what we now know as the filament was platinum wire. for more
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