fine-grained fine-grained


  1. (adj) consisting of fine particles
  2. (adj) dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells


  1. Friends showed him the remains of ancient fish in a layer of fine-grained black shale and Alfred became a paleontologist on the spot.
  2. Of course, exhaustiveness is a given for Burns, whose fans count on him to cover any subject in the kind of fine-grained detail that's missing in today's cut-to-the-chase media.
  3. Later, the CIA and the Pentagon began a highly classified program designed to produce picturesviewable in real timethat would be fine-grained enough to identify individuals.


  • Carrier Ethernet Switch addresses mobile data boom.

    Supporting network transition from 1 to 10 Gbps Ethernet, StrataXGS® BCM56450 features integrated traffic manager that provides fine-grained QoS while addressing growing scale of service-aware networks. Single-chip solution integrates high bandwidth switching with control-plane processor, packet timing recovery, and advanced operation, administration, and maintenance functions. Packet processor ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. "Fun aside, we recognize the sensitivity of location data, so we've built fine-grained privacy controls right into the application," Vic Gundotra, vice president of engineering for Google's mobile team, wrote on the company blog. "You not...
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Vic Gundotra Source: eWeek

  2. "Today's decision invites an avalanche of litigation that could mire the federal courts in fine-grained determinations about which state and local regulations" survive, he wrote.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source:

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