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NOUN (4)

1. a very slender natural or synthetic fiber;
[syn: fibril, filament, strand]

2. the stalk of a stamen;

3. a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells);
[syn: filament, filum]

4. a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Filament \Fil"a*ment\, n. [F. filament, fr. L. filum thread. See File a row.] A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp. (Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the anther. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

filament n 1: a very slender natural or synthetic fiber [syn: fibril, filament, strand] 2: the stalk of a stamen 3: a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells) [syn: filament, filum] 4: a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current