[ gran-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈgræn yə lər /


of the nature of granules; grainy.
composed of or bearing granules or grains.
showing a granulated structure.
highly detailed; having many small and distinct parts: data analysis on a granular level.

Origin of granular

First recorded in 1785–95; granule + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for granularity (1 of 2)


/ (ˌɡrænjʊˈlærɪtɪ) /


the state or quality of being grainy or granular
the state or quality of being composed of many individual pieces or elements

British Dictionary definitions for granularity (2 of 2)


/ (ˈɡrænjʊlə) /


of, like, containing, or resembling a granule or granules
having a grainy or granulated surface

Derived Forms

granularly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for granularity


[ grănyə-lər ]


Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains.
Relating to or containing particles having a strong affinity for nuclear stains, as in certain bacteria.
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