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A braid
A braid
Step by step creation of a basic braid using three strings
Step by step creation of a basic braid using three strings

To braid is to interweave or twine three or more separate strands of one or more materials in a diagonally overlapping pattern. The word is used in many contexts: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1130x378, 122 KB) Summary Image by Chris 73 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1130x378, 122 KB) Summary Image by Chris 73 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


As a noun, braid refers to any object created by such weaving, particularly if it remains in a strand or rope-like configuration. Simple braids with more than three strands can be flat or tubular and generally contain an odd number of strands. Complex braids have been used to create hanging fiber artworks. A noun, or noun substantive, is a part of speech (a word or phrase) which can co-occur with (in)definite articles and attributive adjectives, and function as the head of a noun phrase. ...


Braiding of fiber yarn creates a strand or rope that is thicker and stronger than the strands would have been separately. Braided ropes are preferred by arborists and rock climbers because they do not twist under load, as does an ordinary twisted-strand rope. These ropes consist of one or more concentric tubular braided jackets surrounding a single untwisted yarn of straight fibers. See also Plait. Yarn. ... Coils of rope used for long-line fishing A rope is a length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength, for pulling and connecting. ... An arborist or tree surgeon is a professional who manages and maintains trees (generally in an urban environment). ... Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ... Concentric objects share the same center or origin. ... TUBE (チューブ; chūbu) is a Japanese popular music group. ... A plait is a knot usually tied from multiple lines and exhibiting a repeating pattern, often a braid and often referring to hair. ...


As a verb, the term refers to the process of creating a braid, either a real one, as in braiding one's hair (see French braid), or a metaphorical braiding such as He braided many different ideas into a new whole. A verb is a part of speech that usually denotes action (bring, read), occurrence (decompose, glitter), or a state of being (exist, stand). Depending on the language, a verb may vary in form according to many factors, possibly including its tense, aspect, mood and voice. ... Hair with a round cross-section will fall straight, as opposed to curly hair, which has a flat cross-section Hair is a filamentous outgrowth of the skin found only in mammals. ... A French braid gathers the hair in bit by bit rather than starting with it all gathered together. ... In language, a metaphor (from the Greek: metapherin) is a rhetorical trope defined as a direct comparison between two seemingly unrelated subjects. ...


In some river and stream systems, small streams join together and redivide in many places. Such stream systems are said to be braided. These are often found in alluvial fans at the outlet of canyons. This is a result of heavy sediment deposition at high flows followed by re-erosion at low flows. See also river delta. The most famous example of a large braided stream in the United States is the Platte River in central and western Nebraska. ... Alluvial Fan in Death Valley An alluvial fan is a fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens, slows, and spreads typically at the exit of a canyon onto a flatter plain. ... Grand Canyon, Arizona canyon, or gorge, is a valley walled by cliffs. ... Sediment is any particulate matter that can be transported by fluid flow and which eventually is deposited as a layer of solid particles on the bed or bottom of a body of water or other liquid. ... Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. ...


In fiber optics and electrical and electronic cables, braid is a tubular sheath made of braided strands of metal placed around a central cable for mechanical protection or grounding purposes. Such braids are also used after flattening for bonding large components together. The numerous smaller wires comprising the braid are much more resistant to cracking under repeated motion and vibration than is a cable of larger wires. Fiber Optic strands An optical fiber in American English or fibre in British English is a transparent thin fiber for transmitting light. ... A cable is two or more wires bound together which may be bare, covered or insulated. ...


Similar braiding is used on pressurised rubber hoses, e.g. in plumbing and hydraulic brake systems in automobiles. Braiding is also used for fibres for composite reninforcements. Rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky emulsion (known as latex) in the sap of a number of plants but can also be produced synthetically. ... A hose is a hollow tube designed to carry fluids from one location to another. ... Plumbing, from the Latin for lead (plumbum), is the trade of working with pipes for water, drainage and natural gas. ... Hydraulics is a branch of science and engineering concerned with the use of liquids to perform mechanical tasks. ... A brake is a device for slowing or stopping the motion of a machine, and to keep it from starting to move. ... Car redirects here. ...


Braids are also studied mathematically in braid theory, a special field of knot theory. Mathematics is often defined as the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. ... In topology, braid theory is an abstract geometric theory studying the everyday braid concept, and some generalisations. ... Trefoil knot, the simplest non-trivial knot. ...


Braid is a solitaire card game originally called Der zopf.

Braided hair
Braided hair
Coaxial cable with braided copper wire screen (B)
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Coaxial cable with braided copper wire screen (B)
Braided streams of Fairbanks Tanana River
Braided streams of Fairbanks Tanana River

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