gran·​u·​lar | \ ˈgran-yə-lər How to pronounce granular (audio) \

Definition of granular

1 : consisting of or appearing to consist of granules : grainy
2 : finely detailed granular reports

Other Words from granular

granularity \ ˌgran-​yə-​ˈler-​ə-​tē How to pronounce granular (audio) \ noun

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Examples of granular in a Sentence

icy, granular snow makes for terrible skiing—if you can, ski on light, powdery snow
Recent Examples on the Web Then use heat map software like CrazyEgg or HotJar to get more granular. David Gaz, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 Oregon Health Authority data from 2019, the last year when this type of granular data is available, shows that only one out of 46 accidental drowning victims that year were under 5. oregonlive, 27 Aug. 2021 But on the small screen, the Disney -owned company is getting more granular, devoting multi-part series to less famous characters and taking some surprising stylistic leaps. John Jurgensen, WSJ, 10 July 2021 And here’s where Greenhouse gets justifiably granular. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2021 For a number of years, Facebook and Google were the only platforms that could show these kinds of granular benefits for advertisers at a scale and price point that was appropriate for their budgets. Tom Cheli, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 There is most likely a tiny section dedicated to propolis, too, in liquid, powder, or granular forms. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 27 Oct. 2021 Hot spätzle and grated granular cheese are layered alternately and are finally decorated with fried onions. Marcel Krueger, CNN, 22 Oct. 2021 The Kings’ approach feels so novel because no one else on television has the gumption to so forcefully lean into the granular textures of the Zeitgeist. Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture, 20 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of granular

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for granular

see granule

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The first known use of granular was in 1762

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English Language Learners Definition of granular

: made of or appearing to be made of small pieces or granules


gran·​u·​lar | \ ˈgran-yə-lər How to pronounce granular (audio) \

Medical Definition of granular

1a : consisting of or containing granules : having a grainy texture
b : having granules with an affinity for specific biological stains granular cytoplasm
2 : having or marked by granulations granular tissue

Other Words from granular

granularity \ ˌgran-​yə-​ˈlar-​ət-​ē How to pronounce granular (audio) \ noun, plural granularities

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