Grain

Caryopsis or 'naked seed' of large-seeded grasses; a collective term for the cereals.
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grain

(1) The texture of wood, produced by the kinds of xylem cells present. (2) The fruit of a member of the grasses.
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Grain

The sand-like, granular appearance of a negative, print or trannie. Graininess becomes more noticeable with fast films and increased size of enlargement.(Granularity: The amount of grain clumping that has occurred within an emulsion. Also referred to as graininess.) (see: Emulsion, Enlargement & Fast film,)
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Grain

The alignment of the cells relative to the long axis of the tree, straight, diagonal, interlocked and wavy grain.
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grain

[n] - used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat 2. [n] - 1/60 dram 3. [n] - 1/7000 pound 4. [n] - dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn 5. [n] - a small hard particle 6. [n] - cereal grain suitable as food for human beings 7. [n] - the direction or texture of fibers f...
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Grain

An individual crystal in a poly-crystalline metal or alloy.15.4324 grain (gr) = 1 g480 gr = 1 troy ounce
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grain

An individual crystal in a polycrystalline metal or alloy; it may or may not contain twinned regions and subgrains; a portion of a solid metal (usually a fraction of an inch in size), in which the atoms are arranged in an orderly pattern.
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Grain

The direction in which more fibers lie in a sheet of paper. As paper is formed, the slurry of fibers moves forward on the forming wire at high speeds, aligning the fibers in the direction of the movement and creating the grain. At the same time, the machine shakes the slurry of fibers from side to side, so that the fibers crisscross. This crisscros...
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Grain

Achene-like fruit, but with the seed not loose.
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Grain

The direction, size, arrangement, appearance, or quality of the fibers in wood.
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Grain

the direction of the fibres which make up the wood in relation to the trunk. In straight grained wood the elements lie parallel to each other and to the trunk, as a result of which the wood is easliy split. It is usual to work timber with the grain, ie plane or adze the timber so t...
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Grain

Minute metallic silver deposit, forming in quantity the photographic image. The individual grain is never visible, even in an enlargement, but the random nature of their distribution in the emulsion causes over-lapping, or clumping, which can lead to graininess in the final image. Also cross check with below for graininess. When a photographer talk...
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Grain

Grain v. & noun See Groan. [ Obsolete]
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Grain

Grain (gr&mac;n) noun [ French grain , Latin granum , grain, seed, small kernel, small particle. See Corn , and confer Garner , noun , Garnet , Gram the chick-pea, Granule , Kernel. ] 1. A single small hard see...
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Grain

Grain transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Grained (grānd); present participle & verbal noun Graining. ] 1. To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc. 2. To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into gr...
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Grain

Grain intransitive verb [ French grainer , grener. See Grain , noun ] 1. To yield fruit. [ Obsolete] Gower. 2. To form grains, or to assume a granular form, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.
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Grain

Grain (grān) noun [ See Groin a part of the body.] 1. A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant. [ Obsolete] G. Douglas. 2. A tine, prong, or fork. Specifically: (a) One the branches of a valley or of a river. (b) plural An iron fish sp...
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grain

<botany> A fruit characteristic of grasses (such as rice), pollen grain, a microspore of a seed plant, or the partially developed gametophyte formed from it. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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grain

food grain noun foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
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grain

noun a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
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grain

(grān) a seed, especially of a cereal plant. the smallest unit in the apothecaries' and avoirdupois systems, equal to 0.065 of a gram; abbreviated gr.
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Grain

• (v. t.) To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc. • (v. t.) To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.). • (n.) A blade of a sword, knife, etc. • (n.) The composite particles of any substance; that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughn...
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grain

(from the article `meat processing`) The tenderness of meat is influenced by a number of factors including the grain of the meat, the amount of connective tissue, and the amount of fat.
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grain

(from the article `rock`) The texture of a rock is the size, shape, and arrangement of the grains (for sedimentary rocks) or crystals (for igneous and metamorphic rocks). Also ...
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grain

in metallurgy, any of the crystallites (small crystals or grains) of varying, randomly distributed, small sizes that compose a solid metal. Randomly ... [3 related articles]
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