granular

adjective gran·u·lar \ ˈgran-yə-lər \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of granular

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

granularity

play \ˌgran-yə-ˈler-ə-tē\ noun

Examples of granular in a Sentence

  1. icy, granular snow makes for terrible skiing—if you can, ski on light, powdery snow

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Origin and Etymology of granular


GRANULAR Defined for English Language Learners

granular

adjective

Definition of granular for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

granular

adjective gran·u·lar \ ˈgran-yə-lər \

medical Definition of granular

1 a : 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

granularity

play \ˌgran-yə-ˈlar-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties


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