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multifilament

[muhl-tuh-fil-uh-muh nt] /ˌmʌl təˈfɪl ə mənt/
adjective
1.
having two or more filaments:
multifilament yarn.
noun
2.
Also, multifil
[muhl-tuh-fil] /ˈmʌl tə fɪl/ (Show IPA)
. yarn constructed of a number of filaments in excess of the standard quantity.
Compare monofilament (def 1).
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; multi- + filament
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  • The drawing rod is then drawn to form a ductile composite multifilament wire containing a filament of tin.

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