Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a fine, smooth, even grain.
  • adjective Marginally different or subtle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective consisting of fine particles.
  • adjective dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells.
  • adjective involving careful consideration of details and fine distinctions; -- of conceptual schemas.

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  • adjective Consisting of fine particles
  • adjective Having a fine, smooth texture
  • adjective figuratively detailed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells
  • adjective consisting of fine particles

Etymologies

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From fine + grained.

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