- The definition of monolithic is something that is literally or figuratively very large or massive, or something made of a single large block of stone.
- A huge corporation with 10,000 employees and locations throughout the U.S. and the world is an example of a corporation that would be described as monolithic.
- A sculpture made out of a single large block of marble is an example of something that would be described as monolithic.
- Constituting a monolith: a monolithic sculpture.
- Massive, solid, and uniform: the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture.
- Constituting or acting as a single, often rigid, uniform whole: a monolithic worldwide movement.
(comparative more monolithic, superlative most monolithic)
- (computing): modular
- monolith noun
monolithic - Computer Definition
Single object. Self contained. One unit.
Variant of monolith
- a single large block or piece of stone, as in architecture or sculpture
- something made of a single block of stone, as an obelisk
- something like a monolith in size, unity of structure or purpose, unyielding quality
Origin of monolithFrench monolithe ; from Classical Latin monolithus ; from Classical Greek monolithos, made of one stone ; from monos, single (see mono-) + lithos, stone