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monolingual

[mon-uh-ling-gwuh l or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh l] /ˌmɒn əˈlɪŋ gwəl or, Canadian, -ˈlɪŋ gyu əl/
adjective
1.
knowing or able to use only one language; monoglot.
2.
spoken or written in only one language.
noun
3.
a monolingual person.
Origin of monolingual
1950-1955
1950-55; mono- + lingual
Related forms
monolingualism, noun
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  • The time when the intellectual affairs of America could be conducted on a monolingual basis is over.

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monolingual

/ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋɡwəl/
adjective
1.
knowing or expressed in only one language
noun
2.
a monolingual person
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