An example of a monograph is a book on how the human body uses Vitamin D.
- Historical a treatise on a single genus, species, etc. of plant or animal
- a book or long article, esp. a scholarly one, on a single subject or a limited aspect of a subject
Origin of monographmono- + -graph
transitive verbmon·o·graphed, mon·o·graph·ing, mon·o·graphs
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present monographs, present participle monographing, simple past and past participle monographed)
- To write a monograph on (a subject).
mono- (“one") +"Ž -graph (“write")