the visual and esp. tactile quality of a surface
the characteristic structure of the interwoven or intertwined threads, strands, or the like, that make up a textile fabric
the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts

4. an essential or characteristic quality; essence.

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 by the combination or interrelation of parts or elements.
7. a rough surface quality.
8. anything produced by weaving; woven fabric.

textile: to weave (texere)

text: 1300–50; ME < ML textus text, terms, L: text, structure, orig., pattern of weaving, texture (of cloth), equiv. to tex(ere) to weave + -tus suffix of v. action


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