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monolithic adj
1 imposing in size or bulk or solidity; "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale" [syn: massive, monumental]
2 characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity; "a monolithic society"; "a monolithic worldwide movement"

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  1. Of or resembling a monolith.
  2. Having a massive, unchanging structure that does not permit individual variation.

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Extensive Definition

A monolith is a monument or natural feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock.
Monolith or monolithic can also refer to:
  • Single crystal, a unified crystal, also called monocrystal or monolithic
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monolithic in German: Monolith (Begriffsklärung)
monolithic in Spanish: Monolítico
monolithic in Slovak: Monolit

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