monochronic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mono- +‎ chronic

Adjective[edit]

monochronic

  1. Characterized by a system where things are done one at a time.
  2. Contemporaneous.
  3. Having or relating to a personality type (distinguished from polychronic) which prefers to set a certain time to perform each task.
    Western Europe tends to have a monochronic time orientation, as exemplified by the adage "there is a time and place for everything".