monoculture

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Etymology[edit]

mono- +‎ culture

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɒnəˌkʌlt͡ʃə(ɹ)/, /ˈmɒnoʊˌkʌlt͡ʃə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

monoculture (countable and uncountable, plural monocultures)

  1. (agriculture) The cultivation of a single crop at a time.
    Antonym: polyculture
  2. A culture or society that lacks diversity; a society marked by monoculturalism.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mono- +‎ culture

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French Wikipedia has an article on:
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monoculture f (plural monocultures)

  1. monoculture
    • 1955, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, 1993 ed., Plon, →ISBN, chap. VII, p. 67
      L'humanité s'installe dans la monoculture ; elle s'apprête à produire la civilisation en masse, comme la betterave.
      — Mankind has opted for monoculture; it is in the process of creating a mass civilization, as beetroot is grown in the mass. 1973, John & Doreen Weightman (trans.), Tristes Tropiques, 2011 ed., Penguin Books, →ISBN, chap. VII

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monoculture f

  1. plural of monocultura