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monolithic

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

Definition of monolithic

  1. 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. 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. 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 play \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1825

First Known Use of monolithic

1825

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