Definitions for monogamous

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mo•nog•a•myməˈnɒg ə mi(n.)

  1. the practice or condition of having only one spouse at a time.

    Category: Anthropology

    Ref: Compare bigamy, polygamy (def. 1). 1

  2. Zool. the condition of having only one mate at a time.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  3. the practice of marrying only once during life.

    Category: Anthropology

    Ref: Compare digamy .

Origin of monogamy:

1605–15; < LL < Gk monogamía. See mono -, -gamy


Princeton's WordNet

  1. monogamous(adj)

    (used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate

    "monogamous marriage"; "monogamous for life"


  1. monogamous(Adjective)

    Being married to one person at a time.

  2. monogamous(Adjective)

    Having only one sexual partner at a time.

  3. monogamous(Adjective)

    monogamic; having a simple flower with united anthers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monogamous(adj)

    upholding, or practicing, monogamy

  2. Monogamous(adj)

    same as Monogamian

  3. Monogamous(adj)

    mating with but one of the opposite sex; -- said of birds and mammals


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