Filament - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɪləmənt|  American pronunciation of the word filament
Brit.  |ˈfɪləm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word filament

noun

- a very slender natural or synthetic fiber (syn: fibril, strand)
- the stalk of a stamen
- a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells) (syn: filum)
- a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current

Examples

...the cable was made up of fine filaments twisted together...

Is there the least filament of truth in it?

Word forms

noun
singular: filament
plural: filaments
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