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Definition of "granular" []

  • Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains. (adjective)
  • Having a grainy texture. (adjective)
  • Biology Containing granules: granular cells. (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 "granular" in a sentence
  • "While RichCopy specialises in granular control over things like file names and attributes, CopyHandler allows you to get as picky as setting custom buffer sizes based on whether a file is being copied to the same physical disk, disk to disk, disk to optical drive, and so forth."
  • "Bob Somerby has catalogued in granular detail the press 'hatred of the Clintons, a hatred which was then transferred to Gore in 2000."
  • "(* Mordant chortle*) I'd LOVE to hear her delineate in granular detail the protectionist measures she thinks might be necessary."