- of or relating to a monolith.
- made of only one stone: a monolithic column.
- consisting of one piece; solid or unbroken: a boat with a monolithic hull.
- constructed of monoliths or huge blocks of stone: the monolithic monuments of the New Stone Age.
- characterized by massiveness, total uniformity, rigidity, invulnerability, etc.: a monolithic society.
- Electronics. of or relating to an integrated circuit formed in a single chip.
Origin of monolithic
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- of, relating to, or like a monolith
- characterized by hugeness, impenetrability, or intractabilitya monolithic government
- electronics (of an integrated circuit) having all components manufactured into or on top of a single chip of siliconSee hybrid (def. 6)
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Word Origin and History for monolithically
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