Definition of fine-grained in English:
1(Chiefly of wood) having a fine or delicate arrangement of fibres.
- But as high-quality fine-grained wood becomes increasingly expensive, fibreboard is playing a more visible role in interior design.
- These veneers come from southern European olive trees, which yield a dense, fine-grained wood that is tan in color and marked with dark brown and black pigment lines.
- That cold spell, which afflicted Europe in the years leading up to Stradivari's time, would have produced a uniquely fine-grained wood, he said.
1.1(Chiefly of rock) consisting of small particles.
- The most resistant rocks are quartzite and quartz-rich sandstones, and tough fine-grained rocks such as slate.
- In one drift there was an ore car from which we could take samples of pale gray, fine-grained rock with traces of disseminated purple fluorite, not very exciting for my son, who wanted to see real gold.
- Slate is a dense, porous, fine-grained rock that has a natural, generally gray-green color.
2Involving great attention to detail: fine-grained analysis
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- To achieve this fine-grained control, detailed, real-time, asynchronous messages are sent back and forth.
- The information is calibrated in fine-grained detail at localised levels; it is reliable and can be protected.
- The merits of the essays on such fine-grained details are inversely proportional to their scope.
Definition of fine-grained in:
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