Definition of coarse-grained in English:


Syllabification: coarse-grained


  • 1Coarse in texture or grain: a coarse-grained flour
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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

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