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monogamy

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noun mo·nog·a·my \-mē\

Simple Definition of monogamy

  • : the state or practice of being married to only one person at a time

  • : the state or practice of having only one sexual partner during a period of time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of monogamy

  1. 1 archaic :  the practice of marrying only once during a lifetime

  2. 2 :  the state or custom of being married to one person at a time

  3. 3 :  the condition or practice of having a single mate during a period of time

monogamous play \mə-ˈnä-gə-məs\ also monogamic play \ˌmä-nə-ˈga-mik\ adjective
monogamously adverb

Examples of monogamy in a sentence

  1. young couples who practice monogamy

  2. Monogamy is common among birds.



Origin of monogamy

French monogamie, from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek, from monogamos monogamous, from mon- + gamos marriage, from gamein to marry


First Known Use: 1612


Medical Dictionary

monogamy

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noun mo·nog·a·my \-mē\

Medical Definition of monogamy

plural mo·nog·a·mies

  1. :  the state or custom of being married to one person at a time or of having only one mate at a time

mo·nog·a·mous \mə-ˈnäg-ə-məs\play also mono·gam·ic \ˌmän-ə-ˈgam-ik\play adjective



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