1. Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains: granular sugar; granular snow.
a. Having a high level of detail, as in a set of data: a more granular report that shows daily rather than weekly sales figures.
b. Consisting of multiple diverse or discrete elements: granular income streams from a variety of tenants.
3. Biology Containing granules: granular cells.
gran′u·lari·ty (-lărĭ-tē) n.
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