Definition of monograph in English:

monograph

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnəgrɑːf
 
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noun

  • A detailed written study of a single specialized subject or an aspect of it: they are publishing a series of monographs on music in late medieval and Renaissance cities
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    • Academics will have to take time off from writing specialized articles and monographs long enough to write rigorous and stimulating textbooks for all grade levels.
    • To be sure, it is a worthy subject for a monograph or doctoral dissertation.
    • Every once in a while it is refreshing to put aside detailed academic monographs in favor of shorter studies that are full of suggestive concepts and ideas.

verb

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  • Write a monograph on; treat in a monograph: Meissner first monographed the plant in 1826
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    • Samples taken by Richardson were monographed by Billings and subsequent documentation was usually in the form of fossil lists reported together with stratigraphic sections.
    • The species was last monographed by Lambe and by current standards is not well described, or adequately illustrated.
    • During his stay at Kent State, Loren monographed the Devonian and Mississippian conulariids of North America, and described disarticulated conulariids.

Origin

early 19th century (earlier monography): from modern Latin monographia, from monographus 'writer on a single genus or species'.

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