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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 TUPP 2488 device enables 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet services to be groomed and cross-connected down to VT/TU granularity resulting in increased bandwidth utilization.
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It supports pointer processing at STS-1 granularity for STS-192 and scalable concatenation levels STS-3c to STS-192c for a seamless upgrade path to STS-768 and provides extensive performance, error and alarming functions.
In particular, Fitch notes the granularity of the construction portfolio and its relatively short construction and stabilization periods, which provide Fitch with some assurance that PLD could throttle back its development program within a reasonable period of time, especially during periods punctuated by severe economic stress.
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On synthetic search-tree models we explore the influence of three important factors on the occurrence of pathological behaviour: the granularity g of the heuristic, the branching factor b of the game tree and the similarity s of the nearby nodes.
Another surprisingly common problem is different measurement granularity in different files.
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