- a treatise on a particular subject, as a biographical study or study of the works of one artist.
- a highly detailed and thoroughly documented study or paper written about a limited area of a subject or field of inquiry: scholarly monographs on medieval pigments.
- an account of a single thing or class of things, as of a species of organism.
- to write a monograph about.
Origin of monograph
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Examples from the Web for monographic
Monographic works in unbound form range in size from those of a dozen pages to those of several hundred.Library Bookbinding
Arthur Low Bailey
A monographic revision of the twisted winged insects comprising the order Strepsiptera Kirby.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
Such a result would be a proud triumph for the author of these monographic sketches.
- a paper, book, or other work concerned with a single subject or aspect of a subject
- (tr) to write a monograph on
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Word Origin and History for monographic
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