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ˈmɒn əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑfmono·graph

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monographnoun

    a detailed and documented treatise on a particular subject


  1. monographnoun

    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. monographverb

    To write a monograph on (a subject).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monographnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.

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  1. nomograph

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  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

Examples of monograph in a Sentence

  1. Colette:

    Researchers, with science as their authority, will be able to cut -- Animals up, alive, into small pieces, drop them from a great height to see if they are shattered by the fall, or deprive them of sleep for sixteen days and nights continuously for the purposes of an iniquitous monograph... Animal trust, undeserved faith, when at last will you turn away from us? Shall we never tire of deceiving, betraying, tormenting animals before they cease to trust us?

  2. Hilary McClafferty:

    In the United, States, the homeopathic products that carry the label, HPUS— Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States— are prepared with a very standardized, procedural monograph. So there is a map and regulations that ensure what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle.

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    To cause to become
    • A. render
    • B. emanate
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