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coarser

[′kȯrs·ər]
(mathematics)
A partition P of a set is coarser than another partition Q of the same set if each member of Q is a subset of a member of P.
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But Beaufort understood every turn of her dialect, and spoke it fluently: his view of life, his tone, his attitude, were merely a coarser reflection of those revealed in Count Olenski's letter.
He appeared to have the same independence of thought, the same bohemianism, but he had an infinitely more vivacious temperament; his mind was coarser, and he had not that interest in the abstract which made Cronshaw's conversation so captivating.
Trifles which women of a coarser moral fiber would have passed over without notice, were causes of downright agony to that exquisitely sensitive temperament.
When he blew this bugle, four-and-twenty other gentlemen of inferior rank, in Lincoln green a little coarser, and russet boots with a little thicker soles, turned out directly: and away galloped the whole train, with spears in their hands like lacquered area railings, to hunt down the boars, or perhaps encounter a bear: in which latter case the baron killed him first, and greased his whiskers with him afterwards.
Her sister, Mary, was several years older, several inches taller, and of a larger, coarser build - a plain, quiet, sensible girl, who had patiently nursed their mother, through her last long, tedious illness, and been the housekeeper, and family drudge, from thence to the present time.
It was followed by a coarser expression; or one that had the effect of coarseness on the fine mould and outline of his countenance, because there was nothing intellectual to temper it.
Micawber to my aunt, 'if you will allow me, ma'am, to cull a figure of speech from the vocabulary of our coarser national sports - floors me.
Also known as soil contact erosion, soil piping happens when water seeps along the interface between coarse and fine soils, eroding the particles from the finer layer into the coarser layer.
You'll start with the finest material and add layers of progressively coarser stuff.
In this portrait, Prince Danyal - whose features suggest a weaker and coarser Jahangir - is isolated against a pale green ground.
And fans of the television series will revel the coarser stage version.
As this profile lies at the base of hills and is indicative of different episodes of high low and then high energy conditions, the presence of dominating coarser sediments can be related with high groundwater yield due to permeability.