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grainy

[grey-nee] /ˈgreɪ ni/
adjective, grainier, grainiest.
1.
resembling grain; granular.
2.
full of grains or grain.
3.
having a natural or simulated grain, as wood, wallpaper, etc.
4.
Photography. (of a negative or positive) having a granular appearance.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; grain + -y1
Related forms
graininess, noun
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Examples for graininess
  • graininess degree to which a sample contains small grainy particles.
British Dictionary definitions for graininess

grainy

/ˈɡreɪnɪ/
adjective grainier, grainiest
1.
resembling, full of, or composed of grain; granular
2.
resembling the grain of wood, leather, etc
3.
(photog) having poor definition because of large grain size
Derived Forms
graininess, noun
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