monolithic

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From French monolithique.

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monolithic (comparative more monolithic, superlative most monolithic)

  1. Of or resembling a monolith.
  2. Having a massive, unchanging structure that does not permit individual variation.
    • 2017, Adam Rutherford, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, The Experiment, →ISBN, page 71:
      Farming today is industrial, and dominated by monolithic corporations who control almost all the food we eat.
  3. (computing, said of an operating system's kernel) consisting of a single program using a single memory-addressing space

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