Definition of monolithic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmɒnəˈlɪθɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɑːnəˈlɪθɪk//
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  1. 1used to describe large single vertical blocks of stone, especially ones that were shaped into a column by people living in ancient times, and that may have had some religious meaning a monolithic block
  2. 2(often disapproving) used to describe single, very large organizations, etc. that are very slow to change and not interested in individual people the monolithic structure of the state