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Definition of "fine-grained" []

  • Having a fine, smooth, even grain: fine-grained wood. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fine-grained" in a sentence
  • "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."