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1. A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
2. The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts: the texture of sandy soil; the texture of cooked fish.
a. The appearance and feel of a surface: the smooth texture of soap.
b. A rough or grainy surface quality: Brick walls give a room texture.
4. Distinctive or identifying quality or character: "an intensely meditative poet [who] conveys the religious and cultural texture of time spent in a Benedictine monastery" (New York Times).
5. The quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements: "The baroque influence in his music is clear here, with the harmonic complexity and texture" (Rachelle Roe).
tr.v. tex·tured, tex·tur·ing, tex·tures
To give texture to, especially to impart desirable surface characteristics to: texture a printing plate by lining and stippling it.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin textūra, from textus, past participle of texere, to weave; see text.]
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1. the surface of a material, esp as perceived by the sense of touch: a wall with a rough texture.
2. (Textiles) the structure, appearance, and feel of a woven fabric
3. the general structure and disposition of the constituent parts of something: the texture of a cake.
4. the distinctive character or quality of something: the texture of life in America.
5. the nature of a surface other than smooth: woollen cloth has plenty of texture.
6. (Art Terms) art the representation of the nature of a surface: the painter caught the grainy texture of the sand.
7. (Music, other)
a. music considered as the interrelationship between the horizontally presented aspects of melody and rhythm and the vertically represented aspect of harmony: a contrapuntal texture.
b. the nature and quality of the instrumentation of a passage, piece, etc
(tr) to give a distinctive usually rough or grainy texture to
[C15: from Latin textūra web, from texere to weave]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts: soil of a sandy texture.
2. the characteristic structure of the threads, fibers, etc., that make up a textile fabric: coarse texture.
3. essential or characteristic quality; essence.
4. the visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used.
5. the quality given, as to a musical work, by the combination or interrelation of parts or elements.
6. a rough or grainy surface quality.
7. anything produced by weaving; woven fabric.v.t.
8. to give texture or a particular texture to.
9. to make by or as if by weaving.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin textūra web =text(us), past participle of texere to weave + -ūra -ure]
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The spatial relationships between the mineral grains making up a rock.
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texture- Once referred to a woven fabric, from Latin texere, "to weave."
See also related terms for weave.
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Past participle: textured
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1. The visual and tactile quality of a work effected through the particular way the materials are worked.
2. The distribution of tones or shades of a partcicular color.
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|Noun||1.||texture - the feel of a surface or a fabric; "the wall had a smooth texture"|
nap - a soft or fuzzy surface texture
smoothness - a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch; "admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs"; "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board"
|2.||texture - the essential quality of something; "the texture of Neapolitan life"|
|3.||texture - the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together; "then another melodic line is added to the texture"|
|4.||texture - the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality|
visual property - an attribute of vision
grain - the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric; "saw the board across the grain"
|5.||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"|
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noun feel, quality, character, consistency, structure, surface, constitution, fabric, tissue, grain, weave, composition It is used in moisturisers to give them a silky texture.
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1. A distinctive, complex underlying pattern or structure:
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نَسيج، بُنْيَه، تَكْويننَسيج، مَلْمَس
texture[ˈtekstʃəʳ] N → textura f
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n → (stoffliche) Beschaffenheit, Textur f; (of dough also) → Konsistenz f; (of food) → Substanz f, → Textur f; (of material, paper) → Griff m → und Struktur, Textur f; (fig, of music, poetry etc) → Gestalt f; the texture of velvet → wie sich Samt anfühlt; the smooth texture of silk makes it pleasant to wear → es ist angenehm, Seide zu tragen, weil sie so anschmiegsam ist; a sculptor interested in texture → ein Bildhauer, der an der Materialgestalt or -beschaffenheit interessiert ist; the texture of one’s life → seine Lebensqualität
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
texture[ˈtɛkstʃəʳ] n (gen) → consistenza; (of soil) → struttura
the material has a rough texture → la stoffa è ruvida al tatto
the smooth texture of her skin → la sua pelle liscia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
1. the way something feels when touched, eaten etc. the texture of wood, stone, skin etc. tekstuur نَسيج، مَلْمَس консистенция textura charakter, struktura die Beschaffenheit konsistens υφήtextura (pinna) omapära, (pinna)omadus ساختار tuntu texture מִרקָם बुनावट tekstura, građa szerkezet tekstur áferð tessitura, trama きめ 감촉 faktūra struktūra; faktūra tekstur het aanvoelen tekstur, konsistensfaktura textura textură текстура charakter, štruktúra sestava tekstura struktur, konsistens ความหยาบละเอียด doku 質地，構造 структура, будова بناوٹ، ترکيب kết cấu 质地，构造
2. the way that a piece of cloth looks or feels, caused by the way in which it is woven. the loose texture of this material. tekstuur نَسيج، بُنْيَه، تَكْوين структура textura textura das Gewerbe konsistens; struktur ύφανσηtextura kude, struktuur بافت tekstuuri texture מַאֲרָג गठन, संरचना tkanje szövet, textúra tekstur áferð trama 織り 질감 faktūra faktūra; (auduma) blīvums jalinan weefseltekstur, stoffvirkningstruktura contextura ţesătură фактура osnova tkanje tekstura textur, struktur เนื้อผ้า örgü (織物的)組織 фактура تاروپود kết cấu （织物的）组织
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n. textura, composición de la estructura de un tejido.
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