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[ mon-uh-graf, -grahf ]


  1. a treatise on a particular subject, as a biographical study or study of the works of one artist.
  2. 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.

  3. an account of a single thing or class of things, as of a species of organism.

verb (used with object)

  1. to write a monograph about.


/ mɒˈnɒɡrəfə; -ˌɡræf; ˈmɒnəˌɡrɑːf /


  1. a paper, book, or other work concerned with a single subject or aspect of a subject


  1. tr to write a monograph on

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Derived Forms

  • ˌmonoˈgraphic, adjective
  • ˌmonoˈgraphically, adverb
  • monographer, noun

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Other Words From

  • mo·nog·ra·pher [m, uh, -, nog, -r, uh, -fer], mo·nogra·phist noun
  • mon·o·graph·ic [mon-, uh, -, graf, -ik], mono·graphi·cal adjective
  • mono·graphi·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of monograph1

First recorded in 1815–25; mono- + -graph

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Example Sentences

In this deeply personal and brutally honest monograph, she writes alongside her family photographs to reveal the stories behind the images, her deepest insecurities, and her life fraught with the politics of the past 20 years.

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This monograph contains over 500 of his beautiful, emotional images as well as explores his life and development as an artist.

In addition to his monograph, Mr. Perez released another book, Gilles Mendel by Enoc Perez, available this month at J. Mendel.

Franklin circulated the monograph among his friends and correspondents.

Then he wrote a detailed monograph laying out his investigations and conclusions.

Denis Piel, famous for his highly sexualized fashion spreads of the 1980s and 1990s, publishes a steamy, new monograph this month.

This opinion, however, has been since refuted in an able monograph on the subject by Padre Garrucci.

The monograph on the Sunshade, called by the author ‘a little tumbled fantasy,’ occupies fully one-half of the volume.

He thinks, as I did, that the monograph of Sticker in Nothnagel is the best review of hay fever that we have.

This would constitute a very curious fact if the matter were left where Professor Hartt left it when his monograph was written.

It is really a monograph on magnetism written in the thirteenth century.


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