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fil·a·ment

 (fĭl′ə-mənt)
n.
1. A fine or very thin thread or fiber: filaments of cloth; filaments of flax.
2. A slender or threadlike structure or part, especially:
a. A fine wire that is heated electrically to produce light in an incandescent lamp.
b. The stalk that bears the anther in the stamen of a flower.
c. A chainlike series of cells, as in many algae.
d. A long thin cellular structure characteristic of many fungi, usually having multiple nuclei and often divided by septa.
e. Any of various long thin celestial objects or phenomena, such as a solar filament.

[New Latin fīlāmentum, from Late Latin fīlāre, to spin, from Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.]

fil′a·men′tous (-mĕn′təs), fil′a·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē) adj.
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filament

(ˈfɪləmənt)
n
1. (Electrical Engineering) the thin wire, usually tungsten, inside a light bulb that emits light when heated to incandescence by an electric current
2. (Electrical Engineering) electronics a high-resistance wire or ribbon, forming the cathode in some valves
3. (Textiles) a single strand of a natural or synthetic fibre; fibril
4. (Botany) botany
a. the stalk of a stamen
b. any of the long slender chains of cells into which some algae and fungi are divided
5. (Zoology) ornithol the barb of a down feather
6. (Anatomy) anatomy any slender structure or part, such as the tail of a spermatozoon; filum
(Astronomy) a long structure of relatively cool material in the solar corona
[C16: from New Latin fīlāmentum, from Medieval Latin fīlāre to spin, from Latin fīlum thread]
filamentary, ˌfilaˈmentous adj
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fil•a•ment

(ˈfɪl ə mənt)

n.
1. a very fine thread or threadlike structure; a fiber or fibril: filaments of gold.
2. the stalklike portion of a stamen, supporting the anther.
3. (in an incandescent lamp) the threadlike conductor, often of tungsten, that is heated to incandescence by the passage of current.
4. the heating element of a vacuum tube, resembling the filament in an incandescent lamp.
[1585–95; < New Latin fīlāmentum < Late Latin fīlā(re)(see file1)]
fil`a•men′ta•ry (-ˈmɛn tə ri) fil`a•men′tous, adj.
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fil·a·ment

(fĭl′ə-mənt)
1. A fine or slender thread, wire, or fiber.
2. The part of a stamen that supports the anther of a flower; the stalk of a stamen. See more at flower.
3. A fine wire that is enclosed in the bulb of an incandescent lamp and gives off light when an electric current is passed through it.
4. A wire that acts as the cathode in some electron tubes when it is heated with an electric current.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filament - a very slender natural or synthetic fiberfilament - a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
barb - one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
cobweb, gossamer - filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
chromatid - one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis
myofibril, myofibrilla, sarcostyle - one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber
rhizoid - any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc
hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
paraphysis - a sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia; may be pointed or clubbed
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
2.filament - the stalk of a stamen
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
3.filament - a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)filament - a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
pilus, hair - any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; "there is a hair in my soup"
4.filament - a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
electric light, electric-light bulb, incandescent lamp, light bulb, lightbulb, bulb - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
conducting wire, wire - a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
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filament

noun strand, string, wire, fibre, thread, staple, wisp, cilium (Biology & Zoology), fibril, pile Some models use a carbon filament.
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filament

noun
A very fine continuous strand:
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Translations
خَيط، سِلْك
vláknodráteknitka
glødetråd
hehkulankakuitupalhosäie
izzószál
hárfínn òráîur
siūlelisvielelė
kvēldiegspavediens

filament

[ˈfɪləmənt] N (Elec) → filamento m
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filament

[ˈfɪləmənt] nfilament m
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filament

n (Elec) → (Glüh- or Heiz)faden m; (Bot) → Staubfaden m
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filament

[ˈfɪləmənt] nfilamento
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filament

(ˈfiləmənt) noun
something very thin shaped like a thread, especially the thin wire in an electric light bulb.
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fil·a·ment

n. filamento, fibra o hilo fino.
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