the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface: rough texture.
the characteristic structure of the interwoven or intertwined threads, strands, or the like, that make up a textile fabric: coarse texture.
the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts: soil of a sandy texture; a cake with a heavy texture.
an essential or characteristic quality; essence.
Fine Arts. the characteristic visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used. the imitation of the tactile quality of represented objects.