monotype

[mon-uh-tahyp]
noun
1.
the only print made from a metal or glass plate on which a picture is painted in oil color, printing ink, or the like.
2.
the method of producing such a print.
3.
Biology. the only type of its group, as a single species constituting a genus.

Origin:
1880–85; mono- + -type

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Monotype

[mon-uh-tahyp]
Printing, Trademark.
a brand of machine for setting and casting type, consisting of a separate keyboard for producing a paper tape containing holes in a coded pattern so that when this tape is fed into the casting unit each code evokes a unique letter cast from hot metal by a special matrix.
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monotype (ˈmɒnəˌtaɪp)
 
n
1.  a single print made from a metal or glass plate on which a picture has been painted
2.  biology a monotypic genus or species

Monotype (ˈmɒnəˌtaɪp)
 
n
1.  trademark any of various typesetting systems, esp originally one in which each character was cast individually from hot metal
2.  type produced by such a system

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It threatens to overtake this highly diverse shallow marsh community and establish a purple loosestrife monotype.
Other areas where natural wildfire has been limited are in need of reducing or breaking up monotype big sage brush areas.
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