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Gypsum vs Fibre - What's the difference?

gypsum | fibre |

As a noun gypsum

is a mineral consisting of the hydrated calcium sulphate when calcined, it forms plaster of paris.

As a verb fibre is


As an adjective fibre is





(en noun)
  • A mineral consisting of the hydrated calcium sulphate. When calcined, it forms plaster of Paris.
  • Derived terms

    * gypsum board (panels) * gyprock * gypsic



    (wikipedia fibre)

    Alternative forms

    * fiber (US)


  • (en noun) (British, Canada, Australia, Ireland, NZ, South Africa)
  • (senseid)(countable) A single piece of a given material, elongated and roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibres to form thread.
  • The microscope showed several different fibres stuck to the sole of the shoe.
  • (senseid)(uncountable) Material in the form of fibres.
  • The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fibre .
  • Dietary fibre.
  • ''Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre .
  • Moral strength and resolve.
  • The ordeal was a test of everyone’s fibre .
  • (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
  • Under this map, any two values in the fibre of a given point on the circle differ by 2π
  • (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
  • Anagrams

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