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1. Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains: granular sugar; granular snow.
a. Having a high level of detail, as in a set of data: a more granular report that shows daily rather than weekly sales figures.
b. Consisting of multiple diverse or discrete elements: granular income streams from a variety of tenants.
3. Biology Containing granules: granular cells.

gran′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
gran′u·lar·ly adv.


1. the state or quality of being grainy or granular
2. the state or quality of being composed of many individual pieces or elements
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Noun1.granularity - the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
raggedness, roughness - a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
sandiness - a texture resembling that of sand
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The other contributors apply coarse-graining to slow phase transitions, describe the use of ab initio and density functional theory to obtain parameters for larger scale models, and present an embedded fiber finite element method for nanocomposite modeling.
Coarse-graining of condensed phase and biomolecular systems.
The Multiscale Coarse-Graining Method (Lanyuan Lu and Gregory A.