fabrication

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fabrication the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
    • n fabrication the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
    • n fabrication the act of making something (a product) from raw materials "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals","an improvement in the manufacture of explosives","manufacturing is vital to Great Britain"
    • n fabrication writing in a fictional form
    • n fabrication a deliberately false or improbable account
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Researchers have developed odourless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine called halamines to textile fibers
    • Fabrication That which is fabricated; a falsehood; as, the story is doubtless a fabrication .
    • Fabrication The act of fabricating, framing, or constructing; construction; manufacture; as, the fabrication of a bridge, a church, or a government.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "Denim" comes from the French phrase "serge de Nimes" which is a fabric made in a town located in southern France
    • n fabrication The act of framing or constructing; construction; formation; manufacture.
    • n fabrication The act of devising or contriving falsely; fictitious invention; forgery: as, the fabrication of testimony; the fabrication of a report.
    • n fabrication That which is fabricated; especially, a falsely contrived representation or statement; a falsehood: as, the story is a fabrication.
    • n fabrication Synonyms Fiction, figment, invention, fable, forgery, coinage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The kilt was invented by a English gentleman who came to Scotland to open a factory because he got tired of his Scottish workers showing up in a long tunic with a belt (they couldn't afford pants). Rather than raise wages so they could afford pants he invented the kilt which is just a lot of fabric and they could afford that. The kilt did not become a symbol of clan pride until the English banned the kilt in Scotland. Then it became part of national pride to wear the newly invented clan plaids.
    • n Fabrication construction: manufacture: that which is fabricated or invented: a story: a falsehood
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Quotations

  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter%20Benjamin
    “Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.”
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca%20West
    “Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.”
  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.”
  • Joseph Chilton Pearce
    Joseph Chilton Pearce
    “We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “But I hate things all fiction... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric -- and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.”
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
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    “What preoccupies us, then, is not God as a fact of nature, but as a fabrication useful for a God-fearing society. God himself becomes not a power but an image.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fabricatio,; cf. F. fabrication,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fabricāri, -ātusfabrica, fabric.

Usage

In literature:

Her feet rested in the fur of a monster silvertip, fur thicker and softer than the pile of any carpet ever fabricated by man.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Now under him the very fabric of the floor rocked and quivered as if it were being shaken apart into crumbling rubble.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
A brim covered with velvet or any fabric may also be finished underneath without a wire, the edges being slipstitched together.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
There was not a single chamber in the old fabric that was not crumbling and tottering.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
A few or even many holes in the fabric do little or no harm.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Extracts already given refer to the use of fabrics in mortuary customs.
"Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States" by William Henry Holmes
That cold rain water and soap will remove machine grease from washable fabrics.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Now, I do not know exactly what the fabric was; but it had a design printed upon it, which completely fascinated Miss Denton.
"A Thin Ghost and Others" by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
Stitches, worked upon two stuffs, must be drawn very tight, or they will look loose and untidy when the auxiliary fabric is taken away.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
Shann stopped brushing the sand from the tough fabric above his knee.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
They had no access to the lowlands, so they were without cotton, a fabric then universally used throughout the country.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The fabric of its wings split to ribbons.
"Morale" by Murray Leinster
Bishop Eustace (1198-1215) made large additions to the fabric at his own expense.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
The fabricated word collapses the instant it is examined.
"The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels" by John Burgon
And there must be a continual being builded up in Him by constant additions to the fabric of graces set on that foundation.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The "Willesden" fabrics have been found very useful for a variety of purposes.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
The fabric itself must have been very magnificent.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
They would have had no object in becoming fabricators.
"Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland" by T. O. Russell
The women spun flax and wool, and wove them into fabrics for clothing.
"The Story of Switzerland" by Lina Hug
Weaving is a business extensive in its application, being divided into almost as many branches as there are woven fabrics.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
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In poetry:

Says I: 'If your Princesses
Could fabric pretty dresses,
Though from a throne they stem
I would think more of them.
Peeress and shopgirl are
To my mind on a par.'
"Jane" by Robert W Service
And well might Fancy deem thy fabrics lone,
So vast, so silent, and so wildly fair,
Some charmed abode of beings all unknown,
Powerful and viewless, children of the air.
"The Abencerrage : Canto I." by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
And now each work (while nature's fabric stands)
Loud for its wise and mighty Lord demands
A rent of praise, a loud and lofty song,
From every rational beholder's tongue.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine
Shall then our youths, who Fame's bright fabric raise,
To life's precarious date confine their care?
O teach them you to spread the sacred base,
To plan a work through latest ages fair!
"Elegy II. On Posthumous Reputation - To a Friend" by William Shenstone
But sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam,
And thou shalt have fabric as fair as a dream,--
The red of my veins, and the white of my love,
And the gold of my joy for the braiding thereof.
"Curly Locks" by James Whitcomb Riley
"O silent wheel! we weave a sad,
Weak fabric of our days;
The faith that moved thee long is gone;
Forgot, the couple, lass and lad,
Who loved with courage deeply drawn,
Heeding but God's delays!
"The Dreaming Wheel" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

In news:

The Blastolene B702, designed by Michael Leeds and fabricated by Randy Grubb, is on display in 2007 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel Valley.
The company also has added GF 3155 Diamond Mesh (FR) to its line of Grand Format fabrics for dye-sublimation printing.
After colorful fabrics, glass sculptures, rural painting and Japanese paper art, the Janice Mason Art Museum will be offering another new exhibit that is sure to be unusual.
Custom metal fabricator D&S Mfg.
Keeping walls plain but colourful allows you to go wild with fabrics.
Turn your gaze to nubby fabrics and rich weaves as the season's go-to blazer.
The body mods for this '71 Maverick all started with a hand-fabricated, all-metal chin spoiler.
And also different fabrics will show different color degree on the same color.
Senate Finance Committee OKs CAFTA -DR Fixes, AGOA Third-country Fabric.
Fabrication on patterned silicon carbide produces bandgap to advance graphene electronics.
Sixty-six years later, Cassina fabricated the shelves in a re-creation of Albini's study for the Renzo Piano-curated Zero Gravity exhibition.
Louisiana Tech researchers design, fabricate innovative energy harvesting device.
Tabula Rasa opening at Fabricate .
Sara Gelbert's new collection will be featured at Fabricate 's three year anniversary party this Saturday.
How to fabricate a conservative.
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In science:

This technique is based on the use of programmable diffractive optical devices, that can act as spatial light modulators, to de fine the Hilbert space of these photon s instead of pre-fabricated multi-slits.
Manipulating spatial qudit states with programmable optical devices
One can also consider using integrated optics methods to fabricate the required T I R as an optical sensor.
A Simple "Quantum Interrogation" Method
Furthermore one could expect that Cosub defects can be fabricated in a controlled way by creating vacancies in graphene and subsequently depositing Co.
Magnetism of Substitutional Co Impurities in Graphene: Realization of Single $\pi$-Vacancies
As Co prefers energetically to sit on carbon vacancies, Cosub defects could be fabricated by depositing Co atoms on areas where vacancies have been previously created by, for example, electron irradiation or Ar ion bombardment.
Magnetism of Substitutional Co Impurities in Graphene: Realization of Single $\pi$-Vacancies
The exciton-plasmon Rabi splitting we predict here for an individual carbon nanotube is close in its magnitude to that previously reported for hybrid plasmonic nanostructures artificially fabricated of organic semiconductors on metallic films.
Strong exciton-plasmon coupling in semiconducting carbon nanotubes
This complements the microcavity controlled CN infrared emitter application reported recently, offering the advantage of less stringent fabrication requirements at the same time since the planar photonic microcavity is no longer required.
Strong exciton-plasmon coupling in semiconducting carbon nanotubes
Lastly, the noteworthy message we would like to deliver in this paper is that the strong exciton-surfaceplasmon coupling we predict here occurs in an individual CN as opposed to various artificially fabricated hybrid plasmonic nanostructures mentioned above.
Strong exciton-plasmon coupling in semiconducting carbon nanotubes
Easy and fault-tolerant fabrication represents a great advantage of this source of un-entangled photon pairs that is able to deliver sufficient photon fluxes.
Random nonlinear layered structures as sources of photon pairs for quantum-information processing
In order to include fabrication imperfections additional random Gaussian shifts of boundary positions with variance λ0/40 are assumed.
Random nonlinear layered structures as sources of photon pairs for quantum-information processing
Because frequencies of the signal and idler fields depend on a given realization of a random structure the condition for frequency matching can only be fulfilled by an appropriate choice of the pump-field frequency after fabrication of the structure.
Random nonlinear layered structures as sources of photon pairs for quantum-information processing
However, the fabrication of a high speed, shot noise limited homodyne detector is also a challenging task and a high speed QRNG (> tens of Mbit/s) based on this scheme has not been demonstrated.
Experimental demonstration of a high speed quantum random number generation scheme based on measuring phase noise of a single mode laser
Among various PC structures, two dimensional (2D) PCs based on a finite cluster of cylinders of infinite length have attracted most attention [1, 2], since these structures are relatively easy to fabricate or simulate.
Emergence of semi-localized Anderson modes in a disordered photonic crystal as a result of overlap probability
As a specific realization one might think of charged bosons moving in an environment with heterogeneous dielectric properties, though it is an open question whether such system would be within reach of current fabrication techniques.
Gross-Pitaevskii Equation for a System of Randomly Interacting Cold Bosons
These are not only easier to fabricate, test, and modify, but are also similar to those that would be used in the later stages of the cooling system, where the beam is smaller.
Muon Cooling and Future Muon Facilities: The Coming Decade
Some pixel sensors from both fabrication batches have been connected via bump bondingto the ATLAS FEI3 read-out chip at SELEX SI .
Characterization of 3D-DDTC detectors on p-type substrates
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