The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun filament:
On this page:
- Definition of the noun filament
- Phrases with Filament
- Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Filament
- Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Filament
- Photos about Filament
- Video language resources about Filament
- Quotes about Filament
- Scrabble value of F4I1L1A1M3E1N1T1
- Anagrams of FILAMENT
- Share this page
|Play/pause||Buy footage||Find more|
Definition of the noun filament
What does filament mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: filaments
- a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- synonyms of filament: fibril / strand
- more generic words: fiber / fibre = a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
- more specific words:
- barb = one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
- gossamer / cobweb = filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
- chromatid = one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis
- myofibrilla / sarcostyle / myofibril = 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
- the stalk of a stamen
- a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonym of filament: filum
- more generic terms: anatomical structure / bodily structure / body structure / complex body part / structure = a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement
- more specific words: pilus / hair = any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal
- a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- more generic terms: conducting wire / wire = a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
- part of: bulb / electric light / electric-light bulb / incandescent lamp / light bulb / lightbulb = electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
Alternative definition of the noun filament
- A fine thread or wire.
- Such a wire, heated to glowing, in an incandescent light bulb or a thermionic valve.
- [botany] The stalk of a stamen in a flower, supporting the anther.
- [textiles] A continuous object, limited in length only by its spool, and not cut to length.
Filament is a musical group from Japan that consists of Otomo Yoshihide and Sachiko M, two of the major exponents of the electroacoustic improvisation style of music.
- also known as Otomo Yoshihide & Sachiko M
- albums: "Filament 1", "Filament 2: Secret Recordings", "Filament BOX"
- official website: www.japanimprov.com/filament/index.html
- "filament" is a musical EP of Yōsei Teikoku.
- released on
- "filament" is a composition.
- "Filament" is a composition.
- music by Bill Nelson
"Filament" is a 2001 film written and directed by Jinsei Tsuji.
- also known as Firamento
- country: Japan
- language: Japanese Language
- director: Hitonari Tsuji
- producers: Shin Yoneyama & Akira Yamamoto
- written by Hitonari Tsuji
- cinematography by Takahiro Tsutai
- edited by Shuichi Kakesu
- music by Hitonari Tsuji
- genre: Japanese Movies
- released in (15 years ago)
- Filament was a quarterly magazine aimed at women, showcasing erotic photographs of men. Filament professed, through its tagline, to be "The thinking woman's crumpet". Unlike other magazines for women that have featured solely muscular men, Filament featured a wide variety of men. Alongside erotic photographs the magazine also included discussions on topics not only related to sex but to other aspects of life. Since "Men's magazines regularly mixed aspirational and intelligent content with high-brow erotica" Filament attempted to replicate this in a magazine for women.
- official website: www.filamentmagazine.com
- The filament subtype of a Galactic filament have roughly equal length major and minor axes in cross-section along the length of the longer axis.
Phrases with Filament
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Filament
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
The main parts of this device are an anchoring means, a collagen foam acting as a sealing means, a filament means and a carrier means. The device uses an introducer or the like in order to guide the different parts to the puncture.
by H. V. Sreenivasa Murthy
Filament is the name given to a fibre of continuous length, that is to say, it is long enough to be used in a fabric without increasing its length by adding...
by Terri L. Fauber
The filament is a coiled tungsten wire, which is the source of electrons during x- ray production. IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP Filament The filament is the source of electrons during x-ray production. Most x-ray tubes are referred to as ...
Physics, Biology, and Protection by Stewart C. Bushong
The filament is a small coil of wire, usually of thoriated tungsten, that provides electrons for the production of x-rays. The focusing cup directs the beam of electrons to the target on the anode. Tungsten vaporization with deposition on the inside ...
5th ESMTB Conference 2002 by V. Capasso (Ed)
The construction of a possible phenomenological model ables to account quantitatively for the available data on the displacements of a myosin head along an actin filament is the object of the present paper. The starting point is a previous ...
Or, Coloured Plates (with a Catalogue and Concise and Familiar Descriptions of Many Species) of New and Valuable Plants of the West Indies and North and South America. Also of Several Others, Natives of Africa and the East Indies; Arr. After the Linnaean System ... by William Jowit Titford
The filament is the slender thread-like substance (sometimes called chives) which supports the anther, and connects it to some part of the fructification, most commonly to the corol, frequently to the calyx and receptacle, and sometimes to the ...
by Julia Tum, Andrew Middleton
INTRODUCTION Dard Hunter, the paper historian, defines paper as a thin sheet ' which must be made from a fibre that has been macerated until each individual filament is a separate unit: the fibres intermixed with water, and by the use of a ...
E. coli in Motion (2004)
by Howard C. Berg
The filament is a polymer of a single protein called flagellin, whose molecules can bond in two different ways.They appear as 11 rows of protofilaments along the surface of a cylinder, as shown in Fig. 5.3.When the flagellin molecules are ...
The Very Best Backyard Science Experiments You Can Do Yourself by Neil A. Downie
The magnesium oxide insulation around the axial filament is a slightly imperfect electric insulating material however, and this is the key to the operation of our fire locator.. The ready-made box of tricks in the heating element means that you ...
The Power and Precision of Light by Jean-Claude Diels, Ladan Arissian
A filament is a light beam that retains its size for distances much longer than the Rayleigh length. A complex combination of plasma effect on radiation, phase front, and polarization is the source for this feature. Upon observation of filaments , ...
by David John Cole, Eve Browning, Fred E. H. Schroeder
Incandescent lamps use an electric current to heat a thin conducting strand, the " filament," to such a high temperature that it glows...
The filament is mounted in a glass bulb that is evacuated or contains inert gases, such as argon. The absence ...
by Richard A. Matzner
filament A structure in the corona consisting of cool (∼ 7000 K), dense (≃ 1012 cm−3) plasma supported by magnetic fields and ...
by David Dowsett
filament (xray) The electron ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm
The stamen usually consists of two parts, a contracted portion, often thread-like, termed the filament (fig. 25 /), and a broader portion, usually of two lobes, termed the anther (a) , containing the powdery #0tff» (pt, and supported upon the end of ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Filament
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Photos about Filament
Click on an item to view that photo:
Photo credit: simon.wright
Photo credit: d o w n s t r e a m
Invented by Thomas Alva Edison
Photo credit: World Around Richa
Reduced exposure so that the filament can be seen clearly
Photo credit: omijn
- RGB + Y ABS Filament
Color ABS Filament in convenient 1/2lb rolls!!
Photo credit: MakerGear
- Closeup of the long filament on today Sun
Lunt LS60tha/B12 with 2.5x powermate and Pt Grey Grasshopper 3 camera
Photo credit: upsidedown astronomer
- Filament on todays Sun
Lunt LS80Tha/B18/DSII and Grasshopper 3 camera with 2.5x powermate
Photo credit: upsidedown astronomer
- Christmas Tree Filament
Glowing filament shaped like a Christmas tree.
Photo credit: jasonbolonski
- Lightbulb filament
Photo credit: Radu P
If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Video language resources about Filament
Click on an item to play that video:
- Filament Meaning
Video shows what filament means. A fine thread or wire.. Such a wire, as can be heated until it glows, in an incandescent light bulb or a thermionic valve.
- Sliding Filament Theory Explanation
Beccy and Montana explain the sliding filament theory.
- Sliding Filament Theory Explanation
- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = Tungsten halogen filament lamps
See also the pronunciation examples of Filament!
Quotes about Filament
Like a light bulb that dims,
Are lost within.
From their senses.
Like a light bulb that dims,
When the thin filament...
Ceases to burn and slowly ends. (Lawrence S. Pertillar)
more quotes about filament...
Scrabble value of F4I1L1A1M3E1N1T1
The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of FILAMENT
What do you get if you rearrange the letters?
- FLEA MINT
- MINT LEAF
See also the blanagrams of Filament!
Share this page
Go to the usage examples of Filament to see it in context!