from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a fine, smooth, even grain: fine-grained wood.
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- adj. Consisting of fine particles
- adj. Having a fine, smooth texture
- adj. detailed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. consisting of fine particles.
- adj. dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells.
- adj. involving careful consideration of details and fine distinctions; -- of conceptual schemas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells
- adj. consisting of fine particles
In the 17th century, the scientific revolution gave rise to a group of artists who dedicated themselves to depicting nature in all of its fine-grained particulars.
The new Mini-SAR image shows that this material is also dark in radar reflectivity, exactly what would be expected from a fine-grained, block-free deposit.
While the global models do a good job of simulating global trends in temperature, they often do poorly on fine-grained regional projections.
More fine-grained analyses of the data, for example, show considerable differences in the impact of male job loss across lines of class, race, age, and region; not all men have been affected equally by the downturn, nor women for that matter, suggesting at the very least that there is more to the so-called gender gap than meets the eye.
Among the world's major languages, none surpasses ours in its capacity to connote and convey nuances, fine-grained distinctions and subtleties -- the sorts of linguistic trickeration that help us avoid conflict while resolving disagreements about touchy subjects.
The rock here is a porphyritic granite (porhyritic meaning that the stone has large-grained crystals, such as feldspar or quartz, dispersed in a fine-grained feldspathic matrix or groundmass).
When pollsters drill down with fine-grained questions, support for full repeal plummets.
Alabaster is a fine-grained form of gypsum whose name is said to derive from the Egyptian town of Alabastron, where it was quarried in ancient times.
"Our intent with the DSM-5 is to make it a much more fine-tuned, fine-grained system so that we have a better assessment with repeated research, like we have for blood pressure or cholesterol estimates."
"The ash in Eyjafjallajokull was persistent or unremitting and fine-grained," Einarsson said.