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fine-grain

[fahyn-greyn]
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adjective Photography.
  1. (of an image) having an inconspicuous or invisible grain.
  2. (of a developer or emulsion) permitting the grain of an image to be inconspicuous or invisible.

Origin of fine-grain

First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for fine-grain

Historical Examples

  • For very soft leathers and fine-grain finishes, however, the "bag-tannage" or "bottle tannage" is favoured.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for fine-grain

fine-grain

adjective
  1. photog having or producing an image with grain of inconspicuous sizea fine-grain image; a fine-grain developer
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