Definition of coarse-grained in English:



  • 1Coarse in texture or grain.

    ‘a coarse-grained flour’
    • ‘The coarse-grained, bivalve-rich floatstone layers intercalated with the ‘background’ slope facies are interpreted as storm deposits.’
    • ‘The soup was outstanding - rich, thick, with a lovely, coarse-grained texture and a flavour of tomatoes overlain with a hint of what seemed like orange or carrot.’
    • ‘It's very finely-layered and very coarse-grained rock and really doesn't look like anything we've seen at the site before.’
    • ‘In our case, the reaction of interest is simply the unimolecular folding/unfolding of the coarse-grained protein molecules in their finite-concentration solution environment.’
    • ‘Generally coarse-grained soils compact more readily than fine grained ones and hence the finer the particles the less maximum thickness of layer to be compacted.’
    • ‘Ordinary coarse-grained metals deform when parts of a grain slip past one another as extra planes of atoms, called dislocations, move through the material.’
    • ‘The percentage of coarse-grained materials in the soil affects the strength and compressibility of the wall.’
    • ‘They appeared to be of a kind of coarse-grained sandstone composition, probably one of the basal rock layers that contained many kinds of trace fossils, but unlikely to have any fossil fish remains.’
    • ‘However, there is a general correlation between grain size and terrace height in medium- and coarse-grained sediments.’
    • ‘The igneous rocks in it include a variety of types, ranging from fine-, medium-, and coarse-grained granite, to syenite, monzonite, diorite, and gabbro.’
    • ‘A separation and drainage layer, of a coarse-grained material such as sand, can be constructed to isolate the unsealed pavement from the underlying saturated soils.’
    • ‘One learns to look along the perimeters of fossil woodpiles, where the sediments still demonstrate the appropriate coarse-grained textures.’
    • ‘These veins usually bear free coarse-grained, high-grade gold and produce most of the placers in the province.’
    • ‘Thick sheet sandstone units containing upright trees represent the product of single large-scale flood events that deposited coarse-grained sediment across the proximal interchannel region, locally burying vegetation.’
    • ‘The lower part of the section consists of cross-bedded, fine to medium sandstone, with scattered coarse-to very coarse-grained particles.’
    1. 1.1(of photographic film) having a noticeably grainy appearance.
      • ‘Since it was produced for television, Scenes from a Marriage was shot on 16 mm, and the DVD transfer has the coarse-grained look inherent in the small film stock.’
      • ‘When miniature cameras first appeared, Rodinal fell out of favor because the early 35 mm films were very coarse-grained.’
    2. 1.2Coarse in manner or speech.
      ‘a coarse-grained man’