[ fahyn-greyn ]
/ ˈfaɪnˈgreɪn /

adjective Photography.

(of an image) having an inconspicuous or invisible grain.
(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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for fine-grain

  • 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



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