/ˈkɔs-greɪnd/ (say 'kaws-graynd)

1. having a large grain, as of wood, leather, etc.
2. indelicate; crude; gross: coarse-grained language.
3. broad in scope and dealing with generalities: a coarse-grained search.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Coarse-grained — (k[=o]rs gr[=a]nd ), a. Having a coarse grain or texture, as wood; hence, wanting in refinement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coarse-grained — coarse′ grained′ adj. 1) of coarse texture or grain 2) crude; rough • Etymology: 1760–70 coarse′ grained′ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • coarse-grained — coarse grainedness, n. /kawrs graynd , kohrs /, adj. 1. having a coarse texture or grain. 2. indelicate; crude; vulgar; gross: a coarse grained person with vulgar manners. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • coarse-grained — adjective 1. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency granular sugar the photographs were grainy and indistinct it left a mealy residue • Syn: ↑farinaceous, ↑grainy, ↑granular, ↑granulose, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coarse-grained — adjective Date: circa 1774 1. having a coarse grain < coarse grained wood > 2. crude < coarse grained humor > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coarse-grained — stambiagrūdis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Kurio grūdai stambūs. atitikmenys: angl. coarse grained rus. крупнозернистный …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • coarse-grained — adjective a) Having a coarse, irregular texture b) Consisting of coarse particles Ant: fine grained …   Wiktionary

  • coarse grained — rough in texture, having a bumpy or irregular grain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coarse-grained structure — stambiagrūdė sandara statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. coarse grained structure vok. grobkörnige Struktur, f rus. грубозернистая структура, f; крупнозернистая структура, f pranc. structure à grains grossiers, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • coarse grained wood — n. wood having a rough in texture …   English contemporary dictionary