Carbon Fiber

Technology / Motorcycle / Carbon Fiber: A high-tech material available in many motorcycle applications due to its high rigidity and low weight which can allow improvements in the power-to-weight ratio and suspension response of the bike. Additionally, the distinctive look of the material has become trendy.

Other Words for Fiber

Fiber Verb Synonyms: texture, structure, material, fabric
Fiber Noun Synonyms: filament, thread, strand, fibril, tendril

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCS)

Science / Biology / Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCS): Chemical substances used in refrigerators, air conditioners, and solvents that drift to the upper stratosphere and dissociate. Chlorine released by CFCs reacts with ozone, eroding the ozone layer. MORE


Health / Vitamins / Fiber: The indigestible residue found mainly in fruits, vegetables and cereals. MORE

Fiber Based Paper

Entertainment / Photography / Fiber Based Paper: Photographic paper without a resin coating. Processing times are longer than for other papers, but the paper is more archivally permanent. MORE

Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Business / Agriculture / Chlorinated Hydrocarbons: Also known as organochlorines, these synthetic organic compounds contain chlorine. They tend to be persistent in the environment and to biomagnify in the food chain. Chlorinated hydrocarbons that are MORE


Science / Chemistry / Carbonyl: A divalent group consisting of a carbon atom with a double-bond to oxygen. For example, acetone (CH3-(C=O)-CH3) is a carbonyl group linking two methyl groups. Also refers to a compound of a metal with MORE

Carbonic Maceration

Life Style / Wine / Carbonic Maceration: Whole, uncrushed grapes are fermented in a sealed vat containing a layer of carbon dioxide. This results in fruity, soft and distinct red wines. These wines have little tannin and are immediately drin MORE