texture

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n texture the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance) "breadfruit has the same texture as bread","sand of a fine grain","fish with a delicate flavor and texture","a stone of coarse grain"
    • n texture the feel of a surface or a fabric "the wall had a smooth texture"
    • n texture the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality
    • n texture the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together "then another melodic line is added to the texture"
    • n texture the essential quality of something "the texture of Neapolitan life"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name "Grey Poupon" used for mustard comes from two people: Maurice Grey and Auguste Poupon. Grey was the inventor of a machine that mass produced fine textured mustard, and Poupon was an already established maker of mustard. In 1886 the Grey-Poupon firm was formed
    • Texture (Biol) A tissue. See Tissue.
    • Texture That which woven; a woven fabric; a web. "Others, apart far in the grassy dale,
      Or roughening waste, their humble texture weave."
    • Texture The act or art of weaving.
    • Texture The disposition of the several parts of any body in connection with each other, or the manner in which the constituent parts are united; structure; as, the texture of earthy substances or minerals; the texture of a plant or a bone; the texture of paper; a loose or compact texture.
    • Texture The disposition or connection of threads, filaments, or other slender bodies, interwoven; as, the texture of cloth or of a spider's web.
    • v. t Texture To form a texture of or with; to interweave.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bananas are one of the few fruits that ripen best off the plant. If left on the plant, the fruit splits open and the pulp has a "cottony" texture and flavor. Even in tropical growing areas, bananas for domestic consumption are cut green and stored in moist shady places to ripen slowly.
    • texture To give the appearance of a certain texture to. See the extract.
    • n texture The art or process of weaving.
    • n texture Anything produced by weaving; a woven or textile fabric of any sort; a web.
    • n texture The peculiar or characteristic disposition of the threads, strands, or the like which make up a textile fabric: as, cloth of loose texture.
    • n texture By extension, the peculiar disposition of the constituent parts of any body—its make, consistence, etc.; structure in general.
    • n texture In biology, a tissue; the character or mode of formation of tissues.
    • n texture In the fine arts, the surface quality of animate or inanimate objects, natural or artificial, which expresses to the eye the disposition and arrangement of their component tissues.
    • texture To form a texture of or with; interweave.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more than 500 varieties of banana in the world: The most common kinds are Dwarf Cavendish, Valery, and Williams Hybrid bananas. Other types of bananas include Apple and a small red banana called the Red Jamaica. A large type of banana called the plantain is hard and starchy and is almost eaten as a cooked vegetable. The Cavendish is the most common variety of bananas now imported to the United States. The Cavendish is a shorter, stubbier plant than earlier varieties. It was developed to resist plant diseases, insects and windstorms better than its predecessors. The Cavendish fruit is of medium size, has a creamier, smooth texture, and a thinner peel than earlier varieties.
    • n Texture teks′tūr anything woven, a web: manner of weaving or connecting: disposition of the parts of a body
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. textura, fr. texere, textum, to weave: cf. F. texture,. See Text
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. texturatexĕre.

Usage

In literature:

Poplar wood is yellow in color and soft in texture.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
The present proved to be a slender hillock covered with a silky green growth exquisite in texture and color.
"Ethel Morton's Enterprise" by Mabell S.C. Smith
The texture of the inner portions of these foreign anodes would lead one to infer that the metallurgy of nickel was very primitive.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887" by Various
True to his fine texture, he shrank from hardship, was sensitive, refined, beauty loving and luxury loving.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
In the returning Allegro the thread is still the same, though richer in color and texture.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
Whoever is to photograph horses, let him study the play of light and color and muscle-texture in this bronze.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
We next traversed a plain of the same elevation but of firmer texture than any we had seen nearer the Lachlan.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
Apples are another hard fruit which require blanching, as it greatly improves their texture and appearance.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
For answer, the woman drew off her outer garment of some strange wool texture and trimmed with ermine.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
They also have the pleasant flavor and texture which we have grown to like.
"Food Guide for War Service at Home" by Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
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In poetry:

Pale is the cheek of polish'd texture,
Where once the rose of Summer smil'd ;
And those sweet lips where Love resided,
Are of their honey'd store beguil'd.
"The Last Adieu" by Laura Sophia Temple
ON a rocky peak once sat I early,
Gazing on the mist with eyes unmoving;
Stretch'd out like a pall of greyish texture,
All things round, and all above it cover'd.
"Love As A Landscape Painter" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And devoid of power remain.
And so the bright hours with gladness prepare
Their dark, pleasing veil of a texture so fair,
And over the couch softly, tranquilly reign.
"The God And The Bayadere - An Indian Legend" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wide in the front the confluent Oceans roll,
Amid whose restless billows guardian Hoyle,
To screen her azure Lake when Tempests howl,
Spreads the firm texture of her amber Isle .
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward
Yet joy when thou shalt cease to beat!—
For a greater heart beats on,
Whose better texture follows fleet
On thy last thread outrun,
With a seamless-woven garment, meet
To clothe a death-born son.
"My Heart" by George MacDonald
But through that thinly textured cloud, the moon
Can pour her splendour with a radiant sweep;
While its strong brethren make her silver light to swoon,
And quench her lustre in their dense and gloomy deep.
"Aspirations" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

BPI , the major producer of lean finely textured beef, announces a $1.2-billion defamation lawsuit against ABC.
Yesterday Beef Products Inc, the company that pioneered lean finely textured beef, announced it was temporarily closing its plants in Texas, Kansas and Iowa.
This look is all about texture and volume.
The result will be a hefty, texturized braid like Miley Cyrus.
He likes buckwheat for its added richness and texture.
If the pre-fall collections are anything to go by, February's runways will be covered in texture.
Give It Some Color & Texture.
Bright yellow sandals get an unexpected dose of braided texture.
Lean Fine Textured Beef is Good.
Here he offers another richly textured, provocative work.
The longer it sits, the better the flavor and texture, she said.
Instead of topping with more cheese, this dip finishes with chopped lettuce and tomatoes, adding fiber and texture.
This herb brings the textural beauty and movement of an ornamental grass to the garden, along with one additional feature: lemony leaves with a hint of ginger.
Surface texture was achieved using a green stone (Bras­seler USA).
The process is said to allow for greater product quality, color, taste, texture, vitamin content, and shelf life.
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In science:

The results for the remaining four allowed textures are shown in Table 3.
Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinos
Under the hypotheses on the charged lepton sector explained in section 5, it is clear from eqs.(19) and (20) that in the general case the textures I, II and III with texture zeros in the same row are still excluded.
Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinos
Similarly the textures V, VI and IX are also excluded.
Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinos
Therefore, this texture is disfavoured at the 2σ level.
Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinos
Such symmetries can give rise to anomalously small elements, “texture zeros”, in the matrix of Yukawa couplings.
Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinos
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