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

Definition of monolithic

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or resembling a monolith :  huge, massive a large monolithic building an influential monolithic organizationb (1) :  formed from a single crystal a monolithic silicon chip (2) :  produced in or on a monolithic chip (see 1chip 6b) a monolithic circuit

  2. 2a :  cast as a single piece a monolithic concrete wallb :  formed or composed of material without joints or seams a monolithic floor coveringc :  consisting of or constituting a single unit

  3. 3a :  constituting a massive undifferentiated and often rigid whole a monolithic societyb :  exhibiting or characterized by often rigidly fixed uniformity monolithic party unity


play \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of monolithic

see monolith

First Known Use: 1825

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a brief usually trivial fact

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