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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.
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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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