Smith described the films as comparable to “Listerine mouth strips” in terms of texture.
The texture was awkward and as I pulled it back and forth between my teeth, I just began to feel more and more nauseous.
For a movie director, Coppola has an unusual interest in ideas and in the texture of feeling and thought.
It had the texture of sugar crystals, but I didn't taste any sweetness.
I inquire if I may touch it and find the texture soft and creamy.
All are oval and abruptly pointed, thick and firm in texture, turning yellow or russet brown in autumn.
It is less a matter of weight after all than texture; still their fat was a handicap.
Four books had preceded these, in which the texture of the verse was woven of old romance and legend.
The glare ahead of them, indeed, had something of the texture of electric light.
Some of these ponchos are of so fine a texture and richly ornamented as to sell for 100 or even 150 dollars.
early 15c., "network, structure," from Middle French texture, from Latin textura "web, texture, structure," from stem of texere "to weave," from PIE root *tek- "to weave, to fabricate, to make; make wicker or wattle framework" (cf. Sanskrit taksati "he fashions, constructs," taksan "carpenter;" Avestan taša "ax, hatchet," thwaxš- "be busy;" Old Persian taxš- "be active;" Greek tekton "carpenter," tekhne "art;" Old Church Slavonic tesla "ax, hatchet;" Lithuanian tasau "to carve;" Old Irish tal "cooper's ax;" Old High German dahs, German Dachs "badger," literally "builder;" Hittite taksh- "to join, unite, build"). Meaning "structural character" is recorded from 1650s.
texture tex·ture (těks'chər)
The composition or structure of a tissue or organ.
The general physical appearance of a rock, especially with respect to the size, shape, size variability, and geometric arrangement of its mineral crystals (for igneous and metamorphic rocks) and of its constituent elements (for sedimentary rocks). A sandstone that forms as part of an eolian (wind-blown) deposit, for example, has a texture that reflects its small, rounded sand grains of uniform size, while a sandstone that formed as part of a fluvial deposit has a texture reflecting the presence of grains of varying sizes, with some more rounded than others.
A measure of the variation of the intensity of a surface, quantifying properties such as smoothness, coarseness and regularity. It's often used as a region descriptor in image analysis and computer vision.
The three principal approaches used to describe texture are statistical, structural and spectral. Statistical techniques characterise texture by the statistical properties of the grey levels of the points comprising a surface. Typically, these properties are computed from the grey level histogram or grey level cooccurrence matrix of the surface.
Structural techniques characterise texture as being composed of simple primitives called "texels" (texture elements), that are regularly arranged on a surface according to some rules. These rules are formally defined by grammars of various types.
Spectral techiques are based on properties of the Fourier spectrum and describe global periodicity of the grey levels of a surface by identifying high energy peaks in the spectrum.