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From French monolithique; by surface analysis, monolith + -ic.
monolithic (comparative more monolithic, superlative most monolithic)
- Of or resembling a monolith.
- Consisting of a single chunk of hard material rather than an assembly of discrete parts.
- A monolithic chunk of titanium with facets for cutting, wrenching, and prying.
- (figurative) Having a massive, unchanging structure that does not permit individual variation.
- Synonym: homogeneous
- Mainstream culture is hardly the monolithic bloc that its caricaturization often implies.
- 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.
- (figurative) Of a single structure, a singular component; instead of an assembly.
- Monolithic space stations only have a single station module.
- (software engineering) Consisting of a single program or codebase.
- Antonym: modular
- Monolithic kernels perform all operating system duties in kernel space.
of or resembling a monolith
having a massive, unchanging structure that does not permit individual variation
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