Define: Granularity

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Definition: Granularity


Quick Summary of Granularity


The level of detail considered in a decision-making process or model.



What is the dictionary definition of Granularity?

Dictionary Definition


  1. uncountable The condition of being granular
  2. countable The extent to which something is granular

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Full Definition of Granularity


The level of detail considered in a model or decision-making process. The greater the granularity, the deeper the level of detail. Granularity is usually used to characterise the scale or level of detail in a set of data.


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Synonyms For Granularity


speckle, graininess, coarseness, grain, grain size


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Granularity are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 8th January 2020.