monogamous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj monogamous (used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate "monogamous marriage","monogamous for life"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Monogamous (Zoöl) Mating with but one of the opposite sex; -- said of birds and mammals.
    • Monogamous (Bot) Same as Monogamian.
    • Monogamous Upholding, or practicing, monogamy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monogamous Practising or supporting the principle of monogamy.
    • monogamous Marrying only once —that is, not remarrying after the death of the spouse: opposed to digamous.
    • monogamous Marrying only one at a time: opposed to bigamous or polygamous.
    • monogamous Of or pertaining to monogamy: as, monogamous doctrines or customs.
    • monogamous In zoology, having only one mate; living in pairs: as, a monogamous family of birds.
    • monogamous In botany, having solitary flowers with united anthers, as in Lobelia.
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Quotations

  • Arthur Schopenhauer
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    “In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.”
  • Warren Beatty
    Warren Beatty
    “For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. monogamus, having but one wife, Gr. ; mo`nos single + marriage

Usage

In literature:

It is because we are monogamous, you know.
"Herland" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
Were even those I love best to worldly to understand a monogamous Nature?
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The husband and wife simply deceive the world by professing to live monogamically.
"The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories" by Leo Tolstoi
Monogamous marriage, by its very conditions, tends to break down this strangeness.
"In Defense of Women" by H. L. Mencken
In the interests of health and happiness, monogamous marriage proves its superiority in our race as it has in others.
"Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
As a rule the people were monogamous, except the priests.
"The People Of The Mist" by H. Rider Haggard
THE CHASTE PRINCIPLE IS PREDICATED ONLY OF MONOGAMICAL MARRIAGES, OR OF THE MARRIAGE OF ONE MAN WITH ONE WIFE.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
No one slept alone, for the more or less monogamic family assembled nightly in a cave or 'lean-to' shelter.
"Human Nature In Politics" by Graham Wallas
Monogamous marriage is based upon the assumption that loyalty to a single male is moral and possible.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
Nominally monogamous, all cultured society is polygamous; often even polyandrous.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
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In news:

' Monogamous ' Gays Can Serve in Clergy, ELCA Convention Vote Decides.
A new study has linked the hormone oxytocin to more monogamous relationships.
LOS ANGELES – In light of the countless celebrity cheating and sex scandals of 2010, Playboy's legendary founder Hugh Hefner says it all boils down to his original theory that human beings are not meant to be monogamous .
And people—by nature—are not monogamous .
If you want to be monogamous , great—but don't think you can claim it while you sleep around.
"It's no secret that traditional monogamous marriage in America is in serious trouble," writes Taormino in Opening Up: a Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, which came out in June from Cleis Press.
Taormino stresses communication above all in successful non- monogamous relationships.
The techno-poly couple is upfront that the status of their relationship is non- monogamous , but I still wondered how this nouveau poly arrangement negotiated the murky waters of cybersex and infidelity.
Cybersex outside a non- monogamous relationship is a natural fit.
In fact, for most men in long-term sexually monogamous relationships, a steady decrease in libido has everything to do with biology and hormones and would be the same regardless of the particular woman in their lives.
Nine out of 10 respondents were in a monogamous relationship.
Even evolutionary psychologists, once stalwarts of the men-cheat-women-cling school, are questioning whether females are innately monogamous .
These days, when a bride floats down the aisle we think of a monogamous future in which she and her husband are blissfully faithful forever.
Hormone oxytocin may keep men monogamous, study suggests.
When Dr Oz said healthy, monogamous sex can help you lose weight, viewers wrote in with lots of questions.
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In science:

Pironio, “Maximally Non-Local and Monogamous Quantum Correlations”, Phys.
Maximally non-local and monogamous quantum correlations.
Private Randomness Expansion With Untrusted Devices
Maximally non-local and monogamous quantum correlations.
Free randomness can be amplified
In the case where Kv1 ,v2 has a decomposition into 4-cycles with this property, the decomposition is said to be monogamous.
Generalized packing designs
In almost all cases, Lindner and Rosa’s proof used Howell designs in the construction of monogamous 4-cycle decompositions, by means of another, related ob ject known as a symmetric Howel l square.
Generalized packing designs
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