Definition of monolithic
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
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
3a : constituting a massive undifferentiated and often rigid whole a monolithic societyb : exhibiting or characterized by often rigidly fixed uniformity monolithic party unity
monolithicallyplay \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of monolithic from the Web
The exhibition really speaks to the fact that blackness is not monolithic, that there’s these diverse narratives of black people.
The reaction from African-American artists was not monolithic.
The major surge of new senior living communities restricted to people aged 55 and older in Charlotte isn’t monolithic.
A decade later a tornado damaged the roof of the 1952 warehouse but the monolithic Roundhouse continues to stand high and dry, a fitting legacy to the role of rail transportation in Birmingham’s once prosperous iron and steel industry.
That’s the discussion that gets left out when people look at supply as monolithic.
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Origin and Etymology of monolithic
First Known Use: 1825
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