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monolithic

monolithic

adjective mono·lith·ic \ˌmä-nə-ˈli-thik\

Definition of MONOLITHIC

1
a :  of, relating to, or resembling a monolith :  huge, massive
b (1) :  formed from a single crystal <a monolithic silicon chip>
(2) :  produced in or on a monolithic chip <a monolithic circuit>
2
a :  cast as a single piece <a monolithic concrete wall>
b :  formed or composed of material without joints or seams <a monolithic floor covering>
c :  consisting of or constituting a single unit
3
a :  constituting a massive undifferentiated and often rigid whole <a monolithic society>
b :  exhibiting or characterized by often rigidly fixed uniformity <monolithic party unity>
mono·lith·i·cal·ly \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of MONOLITHIC

1825

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buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

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