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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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by smoothing out the nails with some fine grained sandpaper.
In the lower part ofthe succession, fine grained sandstone alternates with units ofsilty mudstone and a minor amount of shale.
The manufacture and resharpening of indexable ceramic inserts for milling and drilling could get a boost from electro discharge dressing (ECDD), according to Hans Tonshoff; Institute of Production Engineering, Hannover, Germany Without ECDD, low material removal rates and frequent dressing of a fine grained diamond grinding wheel are needed to achieve quality edges on these inserts, which are typically made of ceramics such as aluminum oxide.
The alloys develop high hardness and mechanical properties following solution treatment and aging, but the expected benefits of increased ductility and good fracture toughness associated with a fine grained material were not obtained.