Monolith meaning

mŏnə-lĭth
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Something, such as a column or monument, made from one large block of stone.
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The definition of a monolith is a large upright stone column or monument, or a large building without character, or a large corporation considered to be solid, uniform or imposing.

An example of a monolith is a huge column that has been carved and placed in front of a building as a monument to the CEO of the business located in the building.

An example of a monolith is a huge skyscraper with no architectural features or characteristics.

An example of a monolith is a huge and imposing corporate interest that seems as if it is a monopoly with fixed prices and bad service.

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A single large block or piece of stone, as in architecture or sculpture.
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Something made of a single block of stone, as an obelisk.
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A large block of stone, especially one used in architecture or sculpture.
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Something like a monolith in size, uniformity, etc.
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A large single block of stone, used in architecture and sculpture.
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Anything massive, uniform and unmovable.
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(chemistry, chromatography) A continuous stationary-phase cast as a homogeneous column in a single piece.
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Something suggestive of a large block of stone, as in immovability, massiveness, or uniformity.
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Origin of monolith

  • French monolithe from Greek monolithos consisting of a single stone mono- mono- lithos stone

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

  • From French monolithe, from Latin monolithus "consisting of a single stone", from Ancient Greek μονόλιθος monolithos, from μόνος monos "single, alone" + λίθος lithos "stone".

    From Wiktionary