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tex•ture



Pronunciation: (teks'chur), [key]
n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.


n.
1. the visual and esp. tactile quality of a surface: rough texture.
2. the characteristic structure of the interwoven or intertwined threads, strands, or the like, that make up a textile fabric: coarse texture.
3. the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts: soil of a sandy texture; a cake with a heavy texture.
4. an essential or characteristic quality; essence.
5. Fine Arts.
a. the characteristic visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used.
b. the imitation of the tactile quality of represented objects.
6. the quality given, as to a musical or literary work, by the combination or interrelation of parts or elements.
7. a rough or grainy surface quality.
8. anything produced by weaving; woven fabric.

v.t.
1. to give texture or a particular texture to.
2. to make by or as if by weaving.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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