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fil·a·ment

filament

 
pronunciation:
fI l mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fine thread, wire, or fiber.
similar words:
line
definition 2: a fine wire that lights or heats up when electric current is passed through it.
Electricity makes the filament inside a light bulb glow.
 
derivation: filamentary (adj.)
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The word filament contains the following part:
fil2 Latin root that means thread, line
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