mono·​graph | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌgraf How to pronounce monograph (audio) \

Definition of monograph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a learned treatise on a small area of learning his concise monograph on The Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays— Brian Vickers also : a written account of a single thing wrote a monograph on the art of origami


monographed; monographing; monographs

Definition of monograph (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to write a monograph on

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monographic \ ˌmä-​nə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce monographic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of monograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Photographer Henry Leutwyler has documented a personal phone book said to be Sinatra’s—every entry from his personal assistant to two U.S. presidents—in a collection of still-life images to be published as Hi There!, a monograph out in June... Will Friedwald, WSJ, "Inside Frank Sinatra’s Personal Address Book," 2 June 2020 His notes on sources—there is, alas, no bibliography—pay little attention to scholarly monographs on U.S. foreign and nuclear policy. Paul Kennedy, WSJ, "‘The Bomb’ Review: Down the Nuclear Rabbit Hole," 31 Jan. 2020 My thesis at Stanford is going to use some of those cartoons together with interviews of people about their shelter experience and put it together in a monograph and see how that comes out. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In CA: A Who's Who of Golden State leaders will help reopen California," 18 Apr. 2020 Photographs by Stephen Gill from The Pillar, a monograph published this year by Nobody Books. Stephen Gill, Harper's magazine, "The Pillar," 25 Nov. 2019 For example, the FDA requires that producers use pharmaceutical-grade ingredients (ethanol or isopropyl alcohol in an aqueous solution, glycerol, hydrogen peroxide, and distilled water) and follow an exact recipe, called a monograph. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Jewelry. Candles. Hand Sanitizer. Welcome to Coronavirus Etsy," 24 Mar. 2020 The limited-edition handmade monograph will be signed by the couple at this one-day exhibition, followed by a performance of their band SR2. Los Angeles Times, "Poetry, justice, rockers and romance: 6 unmissable book events this week," 6 Mar. 2020 Earlier that day, Nordstrom hosted a release party for Interview: 50 Years, a captivating monograph from Assouline, at its new flagship. Vogue, "Interview Magazine Celebrated 50 Years and a New Book With a Cocktail-Soaked Downtown Dinner," 30 Oct. 2019 In addition to the $50,000 prize, Woo's award comes with the making of a short film about her (which will screen at an April event) and a monograph on her work. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "91-year-old Detroit artist Marie Woo gets big honor, $50,000 prize," 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of monograph


1797, in the meaning defined above


1856, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Monograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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mono·​graph | \ ˈmän-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce monograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of monograph

1 : a learned detailed treatise covering a small area of a field of learning this monograph covers the development of intravenous anesthesia from 1872Journal of the American Medical Association
2 : a description (as in the United States Pharmacopeia) of the name, chemical formula, and uniform method for determining the strength and purity of a drug

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