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[fahyn-greynd] /ˈfaɪnˈgreɪnd/
being of fine grain or texture, as certain types of wood, leather, etc.
Photography, fine-grain.
Origin of fine-grained
1530-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As the division of global labour becomes ever more fine-grained, small tasks rather than whole industries move abroad.
  • Good beef should be firm and of fine-grained texture, bright red in color, and well mottled and coated with fat.
  • One idea is offering credit scores that are more fine-grained than those currently provided.
  • Given the lack of fine-grained statistics, none of these studies settles the debate.
  • The pigments that give the fine-grained rocks their hues come largely from the iron and manganese compounds they contain.
  • Few other historical climate records contain such fine-grained detail.
  • They're now starting to publish fine-grained histories of the disease, tracking individual mutations as they arise and spread.
  • Finally, a fine-grained neighbor-joining tree which shows the geographical clusters.
  • The final set of methods outlined in this paper looked at ancestry on a more fine-grained genomic scale.
  • But, there are also more fine-grained patterns of local positioning and topography.
British Dictionary definitions for fine-grained


(of wood, leather, etc) having a fine smooth even grain
detailed, in-depth, or involving fine detail
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