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[kuh n-teks-cher]
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  1. the arrangement and union of the constituent parts of anything; constitution; structure.
  2. an interwoven structure; fabric.
  3. the act of weaving together.
  4. the process or manner of being woven together.
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Origin of contexture

From French, dating back to 1595–1605; see origin at context, -ure
Related formscon·tex·tur·al, adjectivecon·tex·tured, adjective
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Related Words

constitution, fabric, fabrication, fiber, texture, web

Examples from the Web for contexture

Historical Examples

  • And in this sense and acceptation of the words, the natural frame and contexture doth well and pregnantly administer unto us.

    Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

    John Donne

  • In all probability this is the effect of a beginning putrefaction, which attenuates this substance, and breaks its contexture.

  • That perpetual miracle in nature—the contexture of the generations—the living taking the meaning of their lives from the dead!

    The Kentucky Warbler

    James Lane Allen

  • As sweet as that 'contexture of woodbines, sweet-briar, and myrtle' in which the anglers sat and sipped orange punch at Tottenham.

    Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances

    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • There is a very extensive manufactory of red woollen caps at Fas, the contexture of which is well deserving investigation.

British Dictionary definitions for contexture


  1. the fact, process, or manner of weaving or of being woven together
  2. the arrangement of assembled parts; structure
  3. an interwoven structure; fabric
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Derived Formscontextural, adjective
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