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 monograph (audio) \ adjective

Examples of monograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That piercing gaze is the subject of Comte’s first monograph, a 200-page book that marks the first five years of his photography career. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Hugo Comte Releases His First Career Monograph, With Help from Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid," 22 Feb. 2021 Last February, Columbia University art historian Michael Cole published a substantial monograph on Sofonisba Anguissola, a 16th century Italian artist. John Hooper, WSJ, "A Nonprofit That Uncovered Hundreds of Lost Works by Female Artists to Close," 8 Dec. 2020 This monograph from David Zwirner Books chronicles the career of the late Noah Davis, a painter who founded Los Angeles’ influential Underground Museum. Los Angeles Times, "The local’s guide to the best made-in-L.A. gifts," 30 Oct. 2020 The shop carries books printed in the late ’60s all the way up to a Paul Mpagi Sepuya monograph published in April of this year. Liam Hess, Vogue, "Discover the Online Collectible Book Dealership Where Fashion and Erotica Meet," 14 Sep. 2020 According to the statement, Norby most recently penned a monograph titled Water, Bones, and Bombs. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Metropolitan Museum of Art Hires First Full-Time Curator of Native American Art," 11 Sep. 2020 There's also a monograph about my work that's coming out later this year from the Anchorage Museum and the German art book publisher, Hirmer. Michael Calore, Wired, "The Pheromonophone Lets You Reach Out and Smell Someone," 31 Aug. 2020 The Extraordinary Art & Style of the Obama White House, a monograph out now from Rizzoli that situates the Obamas’ friendly, unpretentious décor... Sarah Medford, WSJ, "How Shonda Rhimes Built Her Oval Office," 26 Aug. 2020 According to 17th-century Spanish cleric Alonso Ramos Gavilán, who wrote a monograph about the Inca rituals at the lake, the offerings deposited there were accompanied by waterborne clouds of blood. National Geographic, "Centuries-old Inca offering discovered in sacred lake," 4 Aug. 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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“Monograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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