monolithic

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

Definition of monolithic

1 a :of, relating to, or resembling a monolith :huge, massive
  • a large monolithic building
  • an influential monolithic organization
b (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 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 a :constituting a massive undifferentiated and often rigid whole
  • a monolithic society
b :exhibiting or characterized by often rigidly fixed uniformity
  • monolithic party unity

monolithically

play \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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