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monolithic

[mon-uh-lith-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈlɪθ ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a monolith.
2.
made of only one stone:
a monolithic column.
3.
consisting of one piece; solid or unbroken:
a boat with a monolithic hull.
4.
constructed of monoliths or huge blocks of stone:
the monolithic monuments of the New Stone Age.
5.
characterized by massiveness, total uniformity, rigidity, invulnerability, etc.:
a monolithic society.
6.
Electronics. of or pertaining to an integrated circuit formed in a single chip.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; monolith + -ic
Related forms
monolithically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mono-lithically

monolithic

adj.

1825, "formed of a single block," from monolith + -ic. Figurative use from 1920.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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