[ mon-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /


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.

verb (used with object)

to write a monograph about.

Origin of monograph

First recorded in 1815–25; mono- + -graph
Related formsmo·nog·ra·pher [muh-nog-ruh-fer] /məˈnɒg rə fər/, mo·nog·ra·phist, nounmon·o·graph·ic [mon-uh-graf-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈgræf ɪk/, mon·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivemon·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
Can be confusedmonogram monograph Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for monographic


/ (ˈmɒnəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


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


(tr) to write a monograph on
Derived Formsmonographer (mɒˈnɒɡrəfə) or monographist, nounmonographic, adjectivemonographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for monographic



"treatise on a single subject," 1821, from mono- + -graph "something written." Earlier was monography (1773).

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