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Definition of monolith noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a large single vertical block of stone, especially one that was shaped into a column by people living in ancient times, and that may have had some religious meaning
  2. 2(often disapproving) a single, very large organization, etc. that is very slow to change and not interested in individual people
adjective a monolithic block the monolithic structure of the state
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