What does monograph mean?

Definitions for monographˈmɒn əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monograph(noun)

    a detailed and documented treatise on a particular subject


  1. monograph(Noun)

    A scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects, usually written by one person.

    I had never given much thought to the role of darkness in ordinary human affairs until I read a monograph prepared by John Staudenmaier, a historian of technology and a Jesuit priest, for a recent conference at MIT. Cullen Murphy, "Hello Darkness", The Atlantic Monthly, March 1996, Volume 277, No. 3, pp. 22-24.

  2. monograph(Verb)

    To write a monograph on (a subject).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monograph(noun)

    a written account or description of a single thing, or class of things; a special treatise on a particular subject of limited range

  2. Origin: [Mono- + -graph.]


  1. Monograph

    A monograph is a specialist work of writing on a single subject or an aspect of a subject, usually by a single author. The term 'monographia' is derived from Greek, meaning 'writing on a single subject'. Unlike a textbook, which surveys the state of knowledge in a field, the main purpose of a monograph is to present primary research and original scholarship. This research is presented at length, distinguishing a monograph from an article. For these reasons, publication of a monograph is commonly regarded as vital for career progression in many academic disciplines. Intended for other researchers and bought primarily by libraries, monographs are generally published as individual volumes in a short print run. Librarians consider a monograph to be a nonserial publication complete in one volume or a finite number of volumes. Thus it differs from a serial publication such as a magazine, journal, or newspaper. Book publishers use the term "artist monograph" to indicate books consisting of reproductions of works of art by a single artist, as opposed to surveys of art from multiple artists. Not to be confused with a monogram.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Monograph

    mon′ō-graf, n. a treatise written on one particular subject or any branch of it.—v.t. to write a monograph upon.—ns. Monog′rapher, Monog′raphist, a writer of monographs.—adjs. Monograph′ic, -al, pertaining to a monograph: drawn in lines without colours.—n. Monog′raphy, a representation by one means only, as lines: an outline drawing. [Gr. monos, alone, graphein, to write.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Monograph

    Work that is any publication that is not a serial or integrating resource. In cataloging usage, It is usually on a single subject or related subjects and is complete in itself, whether constructed of chapters, sections, or parts. While any article encountered in indexing journals can be, strictly speaking, a monograph, as a publication type, a monograph will refer to a cataloging item.

Anagrams for monograph »

  1. nomograph

  2. phonogram


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monograph in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monograph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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