Definition of Fine-grained

1. Adjective. Consisting of fine particles. "Pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding"

Exact synonyms: Powdered, Powdery, Pulverised, Pulverized, Small-grained
Similar to: Fine
Derivative terms: Powder, Powderiness

2. Adjective. Dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells. "Fine-grained rock"
Exact synonyms: Close-grained
Similar to: Fine

Definition of Fine-grained

1. Adjective. Having a fine, smooth texture ¹

2. Adjective. Consisting of fine particles ¹

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Literary usage of Fine-grained

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1. Bulletin by Ghana Geological Survey (1898)
"Mile 14' Purple fine-grained sandstone with purple clay galls up to i* in diameter .. 8' Medium to fine-grained sandstone, dark red in colour . ..."

2. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"Therefore, the water contained in fine-grained deposits is considered as a special phase, the properties of which differ from the properties of water in a ..."

3. Engineering Geology: By Heinrich Ries and Thomas L. Watson by Heinrich Ries, Thomas Leonard Watson (1914)
"Qualities of Individual Rock Types Trap and fine-grained basic rocks. ... It includes diabase, basalt, andesite and even fine-grained gabbro. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"They are very fine grained and work so easily by chipping that a novice can make a very good-looking implement in a few minutes. ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"West of Tyn Lon—Cracked fine-grained hornblende and epidote. 186. ... north of Llandegfan—Mylonitic crystalline fine-grained rock. 197. ..."

6. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"Compact or fine-grained Igneous Rocks In this group are included rocks in which the ... When large crystals (phenocrysts) occur embedded in the fine-grained ..."

7. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist, Wisconsin Geological Survey (1877)
"Half a mile further up stream, fine-grained, red and gray banded, ... The gray bands consist of fine-grained, glassy quartz, fine black mica and white ..."

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