• WordNet 3.6
    • adj textile of or relating to fabrics or fabric making "textile research"
    • n textile artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent","woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC","she measured off enough material for a dress"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over half the textile fibers that are used in the world are cotton
    • a Textile Pertaining to weaving or to woven fabrics; as, textile arts; woven, capable of being woven; formed by weaving; as, textile fabrics.
    • n Textile That which is, or may be, woven; a fabric made by weaving.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Researchers have developed odourless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine called halamines to textile fibers
    • textile Of or pertaining to weaving: as, the textile art.
    • textile Woven, or capable of being woven; formed by weaving: as, textile fabrics; textile materials, such as wool, flax, silk, cotton.
    • n textile A woven fabric.
    • n textile A material suitable for weaving into a textile fabric: as, hemp and other textiles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Annually 7 million tons of textiles and clothing is thrown out. Out of this, only 12% is used again or recycled
    • adj Textile teks′til woven: capable of being woven
    • n Textile a woven fabric
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  • Walter Benjamin
    “Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. textilis, fr. texere, to weave: cf. F. textile,. See Text


In literature:

The system of decoration has been thought to owe much to Assyrian textile fabrics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
The musmons in the corral had been stripped of their wool, and this precious textile material was now to be transformed into stuff.
"Abandoned" by Jules Verne
The greatest number of these are in the textile industries (almost 100,000).
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
The walls are finished in green textile and are left unornamented with the exception of one or two choice pictures.
"Remodeled Farmhouses" by Mary H. Northend
The story probably indicates the superiority of Asia over Greece in the textile arts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
BAGGING is the name of the textile material which is used in the making of bags.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Soap is a very important product to every branch of the textile industry.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
The formerly flourishing textile industries are now of small importance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
The textile industries alone engaged 17.8 per cent.
"The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection" by Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schäffle
The great bulk of the imports are textiles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various

In news:

3form has introduced Gecko , an adhesive textile that adheres to glass surfaces.
St Louis will host the annual Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) of the Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA), a free, members-only event that TRSA promises will include opportunities for education, training and networking.
Mediatex Textiles Tested in line with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
Layering doesn't only happen with textiles, of course.
JLA Home Fabrics has signed a lease for showroom space in the Market Square Textile Tower on the sixth floor that will open for Showtime in December.
He's president and CEO of Vestagen Technical Textiles, he just finished writing his second book and he is a devoted family man with four kids.
ATLANTA– Messe Frankfurt has commenced a campaign on Twitter to focus tweets on textile topics every Tuesday.
We love these ikat inspired napkins from Wolfum, a textile company based in Los Angeles.
Roth had sold his business to a newly named company, Roth & Tomkins Textiles.
Mutli-category home textiles supplier Ellery Homestyles is preparing to open an office in Bentonville, Ark.
It manufactures wool textiles, for use in blankets, men's and women's clothing and upholstery.
Offering a higher set of performances, as well as a durable adhesion onto standard and new textiles, is a way to support safety systems manufacturers in designing better airbags , while achieving cost reduction through innovation.
How some textile mills avoided Armageddon .
Textile artistry opens month of events.
Textile exhibit BIG is bold and beautiful at the ROM.

In science:

The first application concerns the structure of paper and nonwoven textiles, in the manufacture of which fibres are deposited on a continuous filter bed and form a near-planar bonded network.
Information geometric neighbourhoods of randomness and geometry of the McKay bivariate gamma 3-manifold
Interestingly, as early as 1951, a similar study about textile workers found similar results: more than 60 percent found their job through social contacts.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
Textile Systems for Endomorphisms and Automorphisms of the Shift, volume 114 of Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society.
Clandestine Simulations in Cellular Automata
Related problems are encountered in surface processing, for example in fiber coating and in describing the wetting and cleaning properties of textiles [17–19]; or more specifically in probing the wetting properties of nanoscale droplets by deforming them with a cylindrical AFM tip [19, 20].
Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder
Chocron-Benloulo I, Rodriguez J, Sanchez-Galvez, V: ‘A Symple analytical nodel to simulate textile fabric ballistic impact behavior’.
Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields