• 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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  • Walter Benjamin
    “Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.”
  • Rebecca West
    “Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.”
  • Simone Weil
    “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
    “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
    “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.”


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


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

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.

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