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Thursday, June 22, 2000

Definitions for monomania

  1. Pathological obsession with a single subject or idea.
  2. Excessive concentration of interest upon one particular subject or idea.

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Citations for monomania
One of the themes in the book was the necessity for a leader to be passionate about the work. And sometimes in a corporate setting, passion becomes monomania. , New York Times
It is a monomania that approaches a frenzy in which girlfriends or wife, family and sleep, mean nothing. Newgate Callendar, New York Times
Origin of monomania
Monomania is derived from the Greek elements mono-, "one, single, alone" + mania, "madness, frenzy, enthusiasm."