Mono meaning

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Containing a single atom, radical, or group.

Monobasic.

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Monaural; monophonic.
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One, alone, single.

Monocracy.

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(1) See monochrome and monophonic.
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Infectious mononucleosis.
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Monomolecular; monatomic.

Monolayer.

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One; single; alone.

Monomorphic.

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Containing one atom or one chemical group.

Monohydric.

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Having a thickness of one molecule.

Monolayer.

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Infectious mononucleosis.
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Mono is defined as one or alone.

An example of mono used as a prefix is in the word monochromatic, which means having only one color.

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A prefix that means “one, only, single,” as in monochromatic, having only one color. It is often found in chemical names where it means “containing just one” of the specified atom or group, as in carbon monoxide, which is carbon attached to a single oxygen atom.
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Short for mononucleosis.
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(slang, UK, Australia) A bicycle or motorcycle trick where the front wheel is lifted off the ground while riding.
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(colloquial) Abbreviation of monaural or monophonic; having only a single audio channel.

Because many in the audience were very close to one of the speakers, the DJ decided to play the music in mono.

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(category theory) Abbreviation of monomorphism.
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An alkaline desert lake in this county that has a unique ecosystem.
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A tribe of Native Americans from California; the language of this people.
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An ethnic group from the Congo; the language of this people.
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Origin of mono

  • Gr mono- < monos, single, alone < IE base *men-, small, single > OIr menb, small

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin from Greek from monos single, alone men-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for monophonic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from the prefix mono- meaning “one, single"

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of mononucleosis.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of monomorphism.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of monophonic.

    From Wiktionary