Borrowed from Middle French texture, borrowed from Latin textura ("a weaving, web, texture, structure"), from textus, past participle of texere ("to weave"). See text.
texture (countable and uncountable, plural textures)
- The feel or shape of a surface or substance; the smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. of something.
- The beans had a grainy, gritty texture in her mouth.
- (art) The quality given to a work of art by the composition and interaction of its parts.
- The piece of music had a mainly homophonic texture.
- (computer graphics) An image applied to a polygon to create the appearance of a surface.
- 2004, Will Smith, Maximum PC Guide to Building a Dream PC (page 97)
- The videocard is responsible for drawing every polygon, texture, and particle effect in every game you play.
- (obsolete) The act or art of weaving.
- Sir Thomas Browne
- Skins, although a natural habit unto all before the invention of texture, was something more unto Adam.
- (obsolete) Something woven; a woven fabric; a web.
- Others, apart far in the grassy dale, / Or roughening waste, their humble texture weave.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
- (biology, obsolete) A tissue.
feel or shape of a surface or substance
art: quality produced by interaction of elements
computer graphics: image applied to a polygon
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texture (third-person singular simple present textures, present participle texturing, simple past and past participle textured)
- to create or apply a texture
- Drag the trowel through the plaster to texture the wall.
From Middle French texture, borrowed from Latin textura ("a weaving, web, texture, structure"), from textus, past participle of texere ("to weave"). See text.
texture f (plural textures)
- vocative masculine singular of text?rus