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monolith

[ mon-uh-lith ]
/ ˈmɒn ə lɪθ /
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noun
an obelisk, column, large statue, etc., formed of a single block of stone.
a single block or piece of stone of considerable size, especially when used in architecture or sculpture.
something having a uniform, massive, redoubtable, or inflexible quality or character.
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Origin of monolith

1820–30; <Latin monolithus<Greek monólithos made of one stone. See mono-, -lith

OTHER WORDS FROM monolith

mon·o·lith·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monolith

monolith
/ (ˈmɒnəlɪθ) /

noun
a large block of stone or anything that resembles one in appearance, intractability, etc
a statue, obelisk, column, etc, cut from one block of stone
a large hollow foundation piece sunk as a caisson and having a number of compartments that are filled with concrete when it has reached its correct position

Word Origin for monolith

C19: via French from Greek monolithos made from a single stone
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