monolingual

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From mono- +‎ lingual.

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monolingual (comparative more monolingual, superlative most monolingual)

  1. Knowing or using a single language; written or spoken in a single language.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 5:
      Thus approximately 98% of signs contained English, and 93.5% of signs were wholly in English. As far as linguistic landscapes go, this is a case of extreme monolingual dominance in a multilingual setting.
    Synonym: unilingual
    Antonyms: multilingual, plurilingual

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monolingual (plural monolinguals)

  1. a person who knows or uses only a single language; a monoglot

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Adjective[edit]

monolingual (not comparable)

  1. monolingual, unilingual

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