The term grain may refer to the following:

  • any type of small, coarse, granular particle (e.g. sand, salt, seeds)
  • a term for any form of solid propellant charge
  • a term for the orientation of weft and warp threads in a woven textile
  • a non-metric unit of measurement of mass, approximately equivalent to 64.79891 milligrams, commonly used for measuring bullets, propellants and gunpowder
  • a very short part of a musical sample, ranging from about 1-50 milliseconds in length, layered and played back in an unconventional manner in a method of sound synthesis known as granular synthesis
  • Crystallite (or grain), a microscopic to small crystal formed during the cooling of a material that make up most inorganic solids
  • Food grains, any small, hard fruit or seed of an arable crop, or a crop that bears such fruits or seeds
  • Wood grain, a pattern resulting from the longtitudinal arrangement of wood fibers
  • Film grain, a random, gritty optical texture sometimes present on images produced using photographic film or paper that may also be used for artistic effect
  • Grain size (or particle size), a term referring to the diameter of individual particles or grains of granular materials
  • a stream cipher primarily designed for restricted hardware environments that was submitted to the EU ECRYPT network's eSTREAM project in 2004
  • an American company that specializes in manufacturing original and custom-designed hollow wooden surfboards
  • GRAIN (Genetic Resources Action International, initially International Coalition for Development Action or ICDA), a non-profit, non-government organization for sustainable agriculture and related matters
  • Isle of Grain, an isle with a village of the same name in the county of Kent in England
  • a quarterly Canadian literary magazine
  • an upcoming German/Turkish/French science fiction film

List of books: Grain

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