Definition of coarse-grained in English:


Line breaks: coarse-grained
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːsɡreɪnd


1Coarse in texture or grain: coarse-grained soil
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  • The soup was outstanding - rich, thick, with a lovely, coarse-grained texture and a flavour of tomatoes overlain with a hint of what seemed like orange or carrot.
  • One learns to look along the perimeters of fossil woodpiles, where the sediments still demonstrate the appropriate coarse-grained textures.
  • Ordinary coarse-grained metals deform when parts of a grain slip past one another as extra planes of atoms, called dislocations, move through the material.
1.1(Of photographic film) having a noticeably grainy appearance.
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  • When miniature cameras first appeared, Rodinal fell out of favor because the early 35 mm films were very coarse-grained.
  • Since it was produced for television, Scenes from a Marriage was shot on 16 mm, and the DVD transfer has the coarse-grained look inherent in the small film stock.
1.2Coarse in manner or speech: a coarse-grained man
1.3Rough rather than detailed or precise: a very coarse-grained approximation of what is actually going on
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  • Thus, to make any progress one has to resort to more coarse-grained models.
  • It is based on a coarse-grained elastic network model.
  • In order to hide the internal application model, the endpoints must expose coarse-grained interfaces that reduce the number of interactions.

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