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"grain" in British English

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grainnoun

uk   /ɡreɪn/ us   /ɡreɪn/
  • grain noun (SEED)

C2 [C or U] a seed or seeds from a plant, especially a plant like a grass such as rice or wheat: grains of wheat/rice Grain (= the crop from food plants like grasses) is one of the main exports of the American Midwest.
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  • grain noun (WEIGHT)

[C] old-fashioned a unit of mass, equal to 0.0648 grams
(Definition of grain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grain" in American English

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grainnoun

us   /ɡreɪn/
  • grain noun (SEED)

[C/U] a seed from a plant, esp. a grass such as wheat, or the crop from such a plant: [C] Wheat and rye are two common grains used in making bread. [U] Grain is one of the main exports of the American Midwest.
  • grain noun (SMALL PIECE/AMOUNT)

[C] a very small piece of a hard substance, or a small amount of something: grains of sand There was a grain of truth in what she said. You haven’t got a grain of sense.
  • grain noun (PATTERN)

[U] the natural pattern of lines in the surface of a material, such as wood or rock, or the direction in which the fibers that form these substances lie: Polishing the wood brings out its grain.
(Definition of grain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"grain" in Business English

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grainnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɡreɪn/ us  
a crop such as wheat and corn that is grown for food: Ultra-high prices of metals, grains and energy spurred production and stifled consumption. grain prices/markets/production
(Definition of grain from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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