Definition of coarse-grained in English:

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coarse-grained

Pronunciation: /ˌkôrsˈɡrānd/

adjective

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: coarse-grained

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