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noun mono·lith \ˈmä-nə-ˌlith\

Simple Definition of monolith

  • : a very large stone that is usually tall and narrow; especially : a stone that was put in position by people as a monument or for religious reasons

  • : a very large building or other structure

  • : a very large and powerful organization that acts as a single unit

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of monolith

  1. 1 :  a single great stone often in the form of an obelisk or column

  2. 2 :  a massive structure

  3. 3 :  an organized whole that acts as a single unified powerful or influential force

Examples of monolith in a sentence

  1. The new office building is a massive steel and concrete monolith.

  2. The media monolith owns a number of networks.



Origin of monolith

French monolithe, from monolithe consisting of a single stone, from Latin monolithus, from Greek monolithos, from mon- + lithos stone


First Known Use: 1844

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