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ˈmɒn ə lɪθmono·lith

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monolithnoun

    a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)

Wiktionary

  1. monolithnoun

    A large single block of stone, used in architecture and sculpture.

  2. monolithnoun

    Anything massive, uniform and unmovable.

  3. monolithnoun

    in chromatography, a continuous stationary-phase cast as a homogeneous column in a single piece

  4. Etymology: From monolithe, from monolithus "consisting of a single stone", from μονόλιθος monolithos, from μόνος monos "single, alone" + λίθος lithos "stone".

Wikipedia

  1. Monolith

    A monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock, such as some mountains, or a single large piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument or building. Erosion usually exposes the geological formations, which are often made of very hard and solid igneous or metamorphic rock. In architecture, the term has considerable overlap with megalith, which is normally used for prehistory, and may be used in the contexts of rock-cut architecture that remains attached to solid rock, as in monolithic church, or for exceptionally large stones such as obelisks, statues, monolithic columns or large architraves, that may have been moved a considerable distance after quarrying. It may also be used of large glacial erratics moved by natural forces. The word derives, via the Latin monolithus, from the Ancient Greek word μονόλιθος (monolithos), from μόνος ("one" or "single") and λίθος ("stone").

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  1. monolith

    A monolith is a large single piece, block or structure, usually of stone or rock, naturally occurring or carved/constructed by humans for various purposes in architecture, sculpture, or monument recognition. In computing, it refers to a software system where all its components are interlinked and interdependent, forming a single unified system. The term can also metaphorically refer to a large, powerful, indivisible, and often intransigent entity or institution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monolithnoun

    a single stone, especially one of large size, shaped into a pillar, statue, or monument

  2. Etymology: [F. monolithe, L. monolithus consisting of a single stone, Gr. ; mo`nos single + li`qos stone.]

Wikidata

  1. Monolith

    A monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock, such as some mountains, or a single large piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument or building. Erosion usually exposes the geological formations, which are most often made of very hard and solid metamorphic or igneous rock. In architecture, the term has considerable overlap with megalith, which is normally used for prehistory, and may be used in the contexts of rock-cut architecture that remains attached to solid rock, as in monolithic church, or for exceptionally large stones such as obelisks, statues, monolithic columns or large architraves, that may have been moved a considerable distance after quarrying. It may also be used of large glacial erratics moved by natural forces. The word derives, via the Latin monolithus, from the Ancient Greek word μονόλιθος, from μόνος and λίθος.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Monolith

    mon′ō-lith, n. a pillar, or column, of a single stone.—adjs. Monolith′al, Monolith′ic. [Gr. monos, alone, lithos, a stone.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Monolith in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Monolith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Monolith in a Sentence

  1. Jamaal Grant:

    Blackness is not a monolith, it’s important to have a variety of people in front of kids just because it expands their view. A lot of times in inner cities, it’s easy for their world to become small.

  2. Bianca Recto:

    It's Bernie's message that resonates to the economic hardships of people and not treating constituencies as if they're a monolith, as if they're a one-issue voter.

  3. Brencia Berry:

    We recognize that voters of colors are not a monolith, and to do real outreach we have to ensure we are talking to people in a way that makes them feel heard and seen.

  4. The Atlantic:

    Despite some shifting numbers, neither our vaccines nor our immune systems are failing us, or even coming close. Vaccine effectiveness isn’t a monolith, and neither is immunity. Staying safe from a virus depends on host and pathogen alike; a change in either can chip away at the barriers that separate the two without obliterating them, which is exactly what we’re seeing now.

  5. Horace Cooper:

    While it's more centrist than the nation at large, increasingly there is a working-class Black vote, a Black male vote (reflecting a growing gender-gap) and a Black evangelical vote.These subsets are increasingly acting and voting the way that their white counterparts do, when combined with the centrism of Blacks, the monolith of 90% of Blacks voting the same way that we saw in 2008 is over. In fact, every year since then the vote has split more and more. This change is largely a function of the disdain that Blacks have for the progressive agenda.

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