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Definition[edit]

The definition of fibre is: a thread like strand.It is a thin stands of thread which are made of still thinner strands

Fiber and fibre[edit]

Re "Fiber (American English) or fibre (British English)": I would prefer to see "Fiber (often spelt fibre)". 'British' English is not just British: it is used also in many countries apart from Britain or the UK, and I dont believe it is entirely closed to use of 'American' spellings.

True all commonwealth countries use the Fibre spelling. As far use of US spellings outside of america . . . just doesn't happen, i've never seen fibre spelt fiber anywhere except on the internet. SynthesiseD 14:26, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

When I first came across the article, I thought someone had actually typed it in wrong! Look at all the colours! - 2o-DeMoN-o8t*c*a*wp 18:35, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Commonwealth[edit]

I don't know where people get the idea that outside America English is only used in the commonwealth. Ireland for example has the same spellings as the UK but is not in the commonwealth. The truth is that the international spelling is fibre and the American spelling is Fiber.

so what is the difference, in last line of the paragraph both spellings are same..

Correct Spelling[edit]

As far as I know, "Fibre" is used in more english-speaking countries than "Fiber". Wikipedia should not be Amero-centric and should reflect the more popular spelling. Therefore I think this page should be changed to Fibre. --75.130.54.14 (talk) 14:58, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

The spelling, fiber, used in the the first edition of the article will stay, period. This isn't arguable.

Says the guy who does not sign his comment (even though underneath the 'save page' button it indicates to do so, and in bold). I concur with 75.130.54.14 and the person who created the section 'Commonwealth', considering the words Latin origin, 'fibra'. Actually, I would argue that the vast majority of people whose first language is derived from Latin spell it with the vowel ('e' or 'a') after the 'r' (Spain, France, Italy and Portugal). It would be purely logical to title the article as 'Fibre' (and as an extension, list 'fiber' as an alternative form), and you would be irrational to think otherwise. 124.187.168.26 (talk) 13:52, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Bamboo Is Missing From "Natural Fibres" List[edit]

Bamboo is missing from the natural fibres list. Just thought I'd mention that.24.83.148.131 (talk) 11:44, 17 July 2008 (UTC)BeeCIer

I think we need to be careful here. Some bamboo fibre is made by extracting the fibre and softening it, either mechanically or chemically, and as such qualifies as a natural fibre. But most (??) so-called bamboo fibre is actually a reconstituted cellulosic, an artificial fibre like rayon or viscose - and thus NOT a natural fibre. Natural fibre (talk) 22:09, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Human-Made (??) Man-made Synthetics[edit]

Can someone help sort out the terminology here - I do not have sufficient knowledge to do it. It is my understanding that man-made (artificial) cellulosic fibres such as rayon are not generally classified as synthetic. Under human-made fibres (is that term too ugly to use?) synthetics should (I think) be listed as a separate category to cellulosic fibres. Natural fibre (talk) 22:06, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

According to Encyclopædia Britannica, synthetic fibre is a subset of man-made fibre. I edited the article to reflect it. My knowledge is also limited so I hope others can help to expand it.--Quest for Truth (talk) 21:12, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

suggestion: redirect natural fiber to Fiber#Natural fibers (and import all the content)[edit]

any grounds for objection? (I saw this sort of redirct done once, for appellate review, but I don't know if it's frowned upon?) Agradman (talk) 06:19, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

On first pass I would say do not merge, because it looks like there's enough information in natural fiber to keep them separated. I also have a feeling natural fiber could be greatly expounded upon. Wizard191 (talk) 13:20, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Where could we find fiber?[edit]

Ffiber are found in fegtables,fruit,brown flour, brown pasta and brown rice.; —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.170.131.18 (talk) 07:59, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

You are in the wrong article. Please see dietary fiber. Wizard191 (talk) 18:36, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Grr...why no damned refernces?[edit]

Whole class of matter. Bookshelvesa of books on both the general class as well as major subclasses. Bot of interest for natrual and artificial forms. Billions of dollars of industry. Major downstram industries from textiles to strcutural to basically everything (automotive, etc.) And we have fucking 5 refernces and two from a dictionary. Oh..and 35,000 views per month.TCO (talk) 01:36, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Spelling[edit]

I agree WIKIPEDIA should not use American spellings since British spellings (Fibre,Colour,Favourite) are used in nearly every english speaking country and using American spelling only further promotes the dominance that the United States has over the rest of the world.

Countries that use British Spelling

England Ireland Scotland Canada Australia Singapore Hong Kong New Zealand Samoa Bahamas