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

Definition of monograph

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: 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 As the researchers report in a new monograph published by Oxford Archaeology, the team unearthed the chicken eggs at Berryfields—an ancient community located along a Roman road called Akeman Street—while conducting excavations between 2007 and 2016. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Crack the Case of 1,700-Year-Old Roman Eggs," 9 Dec. 2019 Owing to what one colleague, quoted in Robin Muir’s 1997 monograph, called ‘a great and frightening capacity for self-destruction,’ Coffin’s career in fashion was short. Cady Lang, Time, "Looking Back on a History of Fashion Magazines Through the Lens of One of the World’s Biggest Magazine Superfans," 26 Sep. 2019 This exhibition of black and white images accompanies the release of the artist’s latest monograph, published by Chronicle Chroma Books. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: How L.A. photographer George Rodriguez chronicled every corner of the city," 17 Oct. 2019 At its heart is a bilevel open-plan library—which doubles as a café—stocked in part with Barragán's monographs. Condé Nast Traveler, "Our Favorite Places to Shop in Mexico City," 10 Oct. 2019 Throughout the 1840s and 1850s dozens of French pharmacists staked their careers on hashish, publishing dissertations, monographs, and peer-review articles on its medicinal and scientific benefits. David A Guba, Quartz, "France’s forgotten golden age of medicinal marijuana," 3 Oct. 2019 His first monograph, Vantage, will be published later this month by Black Dog Press. Wired, "The Symmetry and Chaos of the World's Megacities," 22 Sep. 2019 In a recent monograph, Markov compares his love of photography to addiction. Michael Hardy, WIRED, "Gritty Postcards From the Russian Hinterland," 6 June 2019 To mark Taschen’s release of an oversize limited-edition monograph celebrating Bailey’s oeuvre, our oral history draws on accounts from models, friends and old flames, offering a vibrant portrait of how the lensman worked. Kristina O’neill, WSJ, "WSJ. Magazine Editor’s Letter: Drawing Inspiration," 4 Apr. 2019

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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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“Monograph.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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