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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Jacquard \Jac*quard"\, a.
Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French
mechanician, who died in 1834.
Jacquard apparatus or Jacquard arrangement, a device
applied to looms for weaving figured goods, consisting of
mechanism controlled by a chain of variously perforated
cards, which cause the warp threads to be lifted in the
proper succession for producing the required figure.
Jacquard card, one of the perforated cards of a Jacquard
Jacquard loom, a loom with Jacquard apparatus.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: French inventor of the Jacquard loom that could
automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834) [syn:
Jacquard, Joseph M. Jacquard, Joseph Marie Jacquard]
2: a highly figured fabric woven on a Jacquard loom
3: a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the
passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in
weaving figured fabrics [syn: Jacquard loom, Jacquard]
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