Peter Thiel: “There are a lot of very granular questions that we need to be asking [about global trade and specifically US-China trade.”
Granularity is a measure of the degree of specificity at issue. As Henry points out, this is a metaphor.
How big a grain size do you want? You can speak of fine-grained, medium-grained, or coarse-grained analyses or details. Fine-grained means that many minor details are accounted for; coarse-grained means it’s a Big Picture, with lots of generalizations and few details.
Being specific is not always so important as having just the right granularity.
Answer by John Lawler
A source: Stack