carbon fiber

Threadlike strands of pure carbon that are strong and flexible. Carbon fiber can be bound in a plastic resin matrix to form a strong composite. It is light-weight and stronger than steel. Can also be spelled "carbon fibre."

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  • carbon fiber — n. a very strong, lightweight synthetic fiber used in protective clothing, spacecraft components, racing shells, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • carbon fiber — a strong, stiff, thin fiber of nearly pure carbon, made by subjecting various organic raw materials to high temperatures, combined with synthetic resins to produce a strong, lightweight material used in construction of aircraft and spacecraft. *… …   Universalium

  • carbon fiber — car′bon fi ber n. tex chem. a strong, stiff, thin fiber of nearly pure carbon, made by subjecting various organic raw materials to high temperatures, used in construction of aircraft and spacecraft …   From formal English to slang

  • carbon fiber — noun Date: 1960 a very strong lightweight synthetic fiber made especially by carbonizing acrylic fiber at high temperatures …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carbon fiber — noun : a very strong lightweight synthetic fiber made especially by carbonizing acrylic fiber at high temperatures …   Useful english dictionary

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  • carbon fiber — Смотри углеродное волокно …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

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