[ fab-rik ]
/ ˈfæb rɪk /


Origin of fabric

1475–85; (< Middle French fabrique) < Latin fabrica craft, especially metalworking or building, workshop. See forge1
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British Dictionary definitions for fabric

/ (ˈfæbrɪk) /


any cloth made from yarn or fibres by weaving, knitting, felting, etc
the texture of a cloth
a structure or frameworkthe fabric of society
a style or method of construction
rare a building
the texture, arrangement, and orientation of the constituents of a rock

Word Origin for fabric

C15: from Latin fabrica workshop, from faber craftsman
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