Definitions for "Grain"
The unit of the English system of weights; -- so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7,000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5,760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to .0648 gram. See Gram.
To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains.
A unit of weight equal to 0.0648 grams, 0.000143 pounds, or 1/7,000th of a pound. Water and total hardness is often expressed as grains per gallon.
Keywords:  lie, fibre, grass, papermaking, aligned
A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food.
The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; -- used collectively.
The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc.
Any small, hard particle, as of sand, sugar, salt, etc.; hence, any minute portion or particle; as, a grain of gunpowder, of pollen, of starch, of sense, of wit, etc.
The composite particles of any substance; that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughness or hardness; texture; as, marble, sugar, sandstone, etc., of fine grain.
To form grains, or to assume a granular form, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.
Keywords:  pore, embossed, hide, wrinkle, texture
The outside of the hide or skin consisting of the pores, wrinkles and other characteristics that constitutes the natural texture of the leather.
The distinctive natural characteristics, such as texture, wrinkles and markings – the grain can be either embossed or natural.
The embossed pattern pressed into the vinyl clapboards, simulating wood grain or texture.
The direction threads are woven in a fabric. The lengthwise grain runs the length of the fabric. Crosswise grain runs from selvage to selvage.
Noun: The line of weave in a woven fabric or the line of knit stitches in a knit fabric. The grain that runs from selvage to selvage is sometimes referred to as the crossgrain.
The weave of the fabric. Pieces cut on the grain will have the threads of the fabric parallel to the edge of the cut piece.
One of the Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty, grain is a symbol of a country's capacity to feed its people, and thus prosperity and fertility.
Another symbol of Earthâ€(tm)s bounty. Dreams of grain are almost always harbingers of prosperity and happiness, unless the grain is burning or spoiled. In that case, a setback could be in the works, but still, grain is such a positive symbol that the setback in question should be easily resolved.
Any size of monolithic propellant structure designed to be combusted as rocket propellant.
The rubberlike mass of chemical propellant that provides propulsion in solid fuel rockets. The shape of the grain determines the rate and pattern of burn and thus controls thrust.
Keywords:  cfia, rachilla, karnal, ndda, tilletia
To yield fruit.
A commodity class for seeds intended for processing or consumption and not for planting (See Seed). ISC Import Service Centre KB Karnal Bunt ( Tilletia indica) NDDA North Dakota Department of Agriculture MDA Montana Department of Agriculture PI Permit to import - Official document authorizing importation of a commodity in accordance with specified phytosanitary requirements ( FAO, 1990; revised FAO, 1995); issued by the CFIA pursuant to the Plant Protection Regulations.
1). A fruit in which the pericarp is fused with the seed. 2). The ripened ovary and its associated structures such as the lemma, palea, rachilla, sterile lemmas, and the awn if present.
Keywords:  draff, kermes, tyrian, coccus, residuum
A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple.
The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff.
A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.
Granules of metal usually derived from melting sponge and pouring the molten metal into water.
Small gravel-sized globules of gold produced by pouring molten metal into chilled water. Used primarily by the jewellery fabricators.
Keywords:  estream, johansson, meier, willi, hell
Grain is a stream cipher designed for restricted hardware environments and submitted to e STREAM in 2004 by Martin Hell, Thomas Johansson and Willi Meier. It has been selected as Phase 2 Focus Candidate for Profile 2 by the eSTREAM project. Grain accepts an 80-bit key and 64-bit IV.
Keywords:  hoekstra, starr, neill, holon, allen
The size, in time and/or space, of significant entities which are used to define the scale of a holon or an observation (Allen and Starr 1982) The concept of grain can be extended to any other dimension beyond space and time. For example, units of ecological organization such as individuals or populations could also be different "grains" for some purposes.(see also Allen, Oâ€(tm)Neill, and Hoekstra 1985)
The results of harvested crops.
GRAIN is an international non-governmental organization based in Barcelona, Spain, which works toward sustainable agriculture. It was formed upon the realization that the genetic diversity of the world's food crops has been drastically eliminated. Very few breeds of crop plants are in use today, as so many have fallen out of use in favor of the most robust, productive strains.
Keywords:  tine, prong, fork
A tine, prong, or fork.
A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.
Listening term. A sonic analog of the grain seen in photos. A sort of "grittiness" added to the sound.
Keywords:  caryopsis, see
See Caryopsis.
Keywords:  groan, see
See Groan.
Keywords:  harpoon, barbed, spear, iron, fish
An iron fish spear or harpoon, having four or more barbed points.
Keywords:  filigree, see
(See Filigree).
Blanketed signal noise viewed as fuzziness, poor quality images, attributable to luminance inadequacies.
Temper; natural disposition; inclination.
Grain is the speckled effect you sometimes see on photographs. It is a natural part of the photographic process as all photographs are made up of a series of small dots.
The microstructure of titanium is made up of many small grains connected to each other. These grains can be seen under a microscope. Grain size and shape can be changed and controlled by specific processing procedures to enhance mechanical properties on titanium alloys.
The fundamental lowest level of data represented in a fact table. Example: The grain of the CDW fact table is number of appointments per employee per load period.
Keywords:  pichon, meat, literal, matter, 'solid
Meat (Pichon et al. The literal meaning is 'solid matter'.).
A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4.
The level of detail in a representation. To decrease the grain of a set of information means to obtain or represent more-detailed information on the topic. To increase the grain is to move to a coarser representation.
Keywords:  leather, hair, soften, side, raise
The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side.
To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.).
The side of leather from which the hair has been removed.
Keywords:  valley, river, branches, one
One the branches of a valley or of a river.
Keywords:  stalk, stem, branch, tree, plant
A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.
Keywords:  rice, boy, ate
The boy ate up every grain of rice.
It is a term used for individual component belonging to a grainy aggregate.