Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A scholarly piece of writing of essay or book length on a specific, often limited subject.
  • transitive v. To write a monograph on.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects, usually written by one person.
  • v. To write a monograph on (a subject).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A written account or description of a single thing, or class of things; a special treatise on a particular subject of limited range.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An account or description of a single thing or class of things; a treatise on a single subject or a single department, division, or detail of a branch of study.
  • To write or produce a monograph on; treat in a monograph.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a detailed and documented treatise on a particular subject

Etymologies

mono- (“one”) + -graph (“write”) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because your monograph is already graded, and you are already taking independent study units, your course units have to be efficient uses of your time.

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  • James Lee's dissertation-based monograph is said to have been published by Harvard University Press (2004) as A Frontier Political Economy, Southwest China.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • While most scholarly books are reviewed by a few carefully chosen experts before publication, McKenzie Wark's latest monograph is getting line-by-line critiques from hundreds of strangers in cyberspace, many of whom know absolutely nothing about his academic field.

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  • This monograph is dedicated to Julianne, whose life story inspired it, and to Gertrude, who encouraged me to write it.

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  • Clinch got this idea from a Shelley Fisher Fishkin monograph Was Huck Black which calls attention to Twain’s use of “signifying” speech, a complex rhetorical doubling characteristic of black speakers of Twain’s time and documented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Irish Psycho

  • That would be seen by millions and ensure popular awareness of her exhibition, unusual for anything but the big-name monograph shows, or the Impressionists.

    The Art Thief

  • He refers to the common meaning of monograph, which is a book-length work.

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  • Subsequently, in 2002, NASA commissioned distinguished space writer and veteran UFO debunker James Oberg to write a 30,000-word monograph refuting the notion that the Apollo program was a hoax.

    First Man

  • WATERS: Dr. Dewey Cornell, part of the panel gathered in Washington to release what's called a monograph put together by the FBI and other behaviorists, school officials and law enforcement officials to help school and law enforcement people in communities develop methods for dealing with these threats and preventing violence in the future.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: FBI Holds News Conference on School Violence Prevention - September 6, 2000

  • An account of this important monograph, which is the 82d volume of the Strassburg _Quellen und

    Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois

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