mono

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See also: Mono, mono-, -mono, and moño

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of mononucleosis.

Noun[edit]

mono (uncountable)

  1. (informal) The fatiguing viral infection mononucleosis.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from the prefix mono- meaning “one, single”.

Noun[edit]

mono (plural monos)

  1. (slang, UK, Australia) A bicycle or motorcycle trick where the front wheel is lifted off the ground while riding
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Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of monophonic.

Adjective[edit]

mono (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Monaural or monophonic; having only a single audio channel.
    Because many in the audience were very close to one of the speakers, the DJ decided to play the music in mono.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Clipping of monochrome.

Adjective[edit]

mono (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Monochrome.
    • 1985, PC Mag, volume 4, number 4, page 125:
      The excellent on-screen display of italics, superscripts and subscripts, and other niceties available on the color screen now display on mono monitors, but with the inherently superior text font of the mono mode.

Etymology 5[edit]

Clipping of monomorphism.

Noun[edit]

mono (plural monos)

  1. (category theory) Abbreviation of monomorphism.
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Etymology 6[edit]

Clipping of monoamorous.

Adjective[edit]

mono (comparative more mono, superlative most mono)

  1. (chiefly informal) Monoamorous, monogamous.
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Noun[edit]

mono (plural monos)

  1. (informal) A monogamous person.
    • 2010, Leonie Linssen, Love Unlimited: The Joys and Challenges of Open Relationships
      For some monos, there are no acceptable mono—poly solutions as far as they are concerned.

Etymology 7[edit]

Clipping of monosexual.

Adjective[edit]

mono (comparative more mono, superlative most mono)

  1. (chiefly informal) Monosexual.
    • 2013, Shiri Eisner, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution (ISBN 1580054757):
      People who do wish to be recognizable as trans or bi are often coercively passed off as cis or mono anyway.
    • 2013, Dawn Atkins, Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century (ISBN 1317992377), page 37:
      That is, establishing as it does a replacement binary (mono versus bi, rather than hetero versus homo) it functions to erase lesbian and gay specificity. In turn, this fails to consider, and even elides, important structural inequities between the hetero- and homosexual categories. The difficulty of establishing bisexual legitimacy in a discursive context of oppositional categories was acknowledged by a number of participants. For some, invoking the mono/bi dichotomy affords bisexuality [...]
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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French monnaie and English money.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmono/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧no
  • Rhymes: -ono
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mono (accusative singular monon, plural monoj, accusative plural monojn)

  1. money
    La novgeedzoj devas ŝpareme vivi kiam ili savas sufiĉan monon por aĉeti domon.
    The newlyweds must live frugally as they save enough money to purchase a house.

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Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Etymology 1[edit]

From a trademark "Mono", registered in 1932 by Lahden Saapas- ja Lapikasteollisuus O.Y, since 1943 Mono Oy. The name was chosen as result of a contest. The winner justified the name by explaining that it came from Ancient Greek μόνος (mónos, unique), which described the positioning of the skiing shoes of the firm on the market. It didn't probably hurt that the founder of the firm was Jussi Mononen.

Noun[edit]

mono

  1. (informal) skiing shoe
  2. (slang, by extension) shoe
Declension[edit]
Inflection of mono (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative mono monot
genitive monon monojen
partitive monoa monoja
illative monoon monoihin
singular plural
nominative mono monot
accusative nom. mono monot
gen. monon
genitive monon monojen
partitive monoa monoja
inessive monossa monoissa
elative monosta monoista
illative monoon monoihin
adessive monolla monoilla
ablative monolta monoilta
allative monolle monoille
essive monona monoina
translative monoksi monoiksi
instructive monoin
abessive monotta monoitta
comitative monoineen
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Etymology 2[edit]

< monofoninen (monophonic)

Adjective[edit]

mono

  1. mono (having only a single audio channel)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of mono (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative mono monot
genitive monon monojen
partitive monoa monoja
illative monoon monoihin
singular plural
nominative mono monot
accusative nom. mono monot
gen. monon
genitive monon monojen
partitive monoa monoja
inessive monossa monoissa
elative monosta monoista
illative monoon monoihin
adessive monolla monoilla
ablative monolta monoilta
allative monolle monoille
essive monona monoina
translative monoksi monoiksi
instructive monoin
abessive monotta monoitta
comitative monoine

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Truncation of monophonique

Adjective[edit]

mono (plural monos)

  1. monophonic, monaural

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of moniteur + -o.

Noun[edit]

mono m (plural monos)

  1. (informal) supervisor, leader (in a camp)

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

mono m (plural monos)

  1. ape

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mono

  1. single (of one part)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mono

  1. Rōmaji transcription of もの
  2. Rōmaji transcription of モノ

Latvian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mono

  1. Abbreviation of monofonisks

Noun[edit]

mono f (invariable)

  1. Abbreviation of monofonija

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but probably borrowed from or related to Spanish mono.

Noun[edit]

mono m (plural monos)

  1. monkey; ape
  2. (figuratively) lazy or ugly person
  3. (figuratively) deadstock

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Haplographically from maimón (monkey), from Arabic ميمون (baboon, mandrill).

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mono (feminine singular mona, masculine plural monos, feminine plural monas)

  1. (Spain, colloquial) cute, pretty
    Synonyms: bonito, cuqui
  2. (Colombia, colloquial) blond, blonde
    Synonym: rubio

Noun[edit]

mono m (plural monos, feminine mona, feminine plural monas)

  1. monkey
    Synonyms: chango, maimón, mico, simio
  2. overalls (in non-US sense), coveralls
    Synonyms: braga, buzo, mono de trabajo, overol
  3. (Chile, Peru) tracksuit, joggers (garment consisting of a top and trousers for sports and casual wear)
    Synonyms: buzo, chándal
  4. (Costa Rica, slang) the vulva or vagina
  5. (Mexico, Chile) doll, puppet
    Synonym: muñeco
  6. (colloquial) withdrawal symptom
    estar con el monoto have withdrawal symptoms

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