graininess


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graininess

a fault in x-ray films in which there is clumping together of the silver particles in the emulsion, causing the image to lose its homogeneous appearance and to give an impression of lumpiness.
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Sensory graininess was highly correlated with particle size-related parameters.
The graininess [mu] of the time scale is defined by [mu](t) := [sigma](t) - t.
Indeed, graininess did increase as last night the sky became very black.
Towards the middle of the fruit, eshta is creamier in texture and at the rind it is similar to a soft pear with some graininess.
These are not soluble but gather into copigmentation colloids, (7) tiny beads that are perceived as a graininess on the tip of the tongue--tanin vert or "green" tannin.
They're photographic, but they have this weird, very consciously integrated graininess to them.
The forward graininess [mu] : T [right arrow] R is defined by [mu](t) = [sigma](t) - t, and the backward graininess v : T [right arrow] R is defined by v(t) = t - [rho](t).
Cosmologist Craig Hogan, in contrast, has become enamored of a noise he claims is generated by something even tinier--a minuscule graininess in the otherwise smooth structure of spacetime.
Also launching with the device is Microsoft's ClearFrame Technology, which offers faster image processing technology to help deliver smooth video at any resolution and improved noise reduction technology to reduce image graininess.
This graininess is determined by flake size and flake orientation.
This note argues that the integrals are naturally truncated by the graininess of the negative-energy Planck vacuum state from which the zero-point vacuum arises, and are thus automatically Lorentz invariant.
As he put it, he was attracted by the low-tech and immediate sculptural characteristics of sand in an otherwise high-tech medium, while asserting that the graininess of the sand complemented the unavoidable laser speckle.