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make or become coarse or coarser

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make less subtle or refined

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2] to form the algebraic-distance-based strength graph, the coloring algorithm is now able to coarsen in the direction of anisotropy for the finite difference discretization and [alpha] = -[pi]/4.
We give an example that demonstrates some potential computational savings of detecting LSEVs and using them to coarsen the graph before applying an eigensolver.
THERE is that craven attempt by celebrities and comedians to coarsen or cheapen debate and drawattention to themselves by provoking shock and outrage with crude, offensive or boorish remarks.
One approach to enhancing the high temperature performance of aluminum alloys is in-situ formation of fine and thermally stable intermetallic phases in the metal matrix that will not coarsen at elevated temperatures.
If that is true, taking away cinemas and, as has happened this week, removing Arts Council of Wales grants for many of our most cherished arts venues, can only damage and coarsen communities.
Not only does abortion coarsen the humanity of every society that accepts it (making the extermination of the elderly and the disabled ever more thinkable), but we are starting to see it devastate the lives of its survivors in ways that no one anticipated.
The motor itself has a skewed rotor like those found in inkjet printers which eliminates the detent torque that would coarsen the feel.
Brought into the public sphere, such matters "were liable to become obscene" and to coarsen and degrade the common life.
Now its mission appears to be to degrade, coarsen and brutalise.