• 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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  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “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.”


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


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 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
Since, however, the church and the law allowed him but one, he must more drastically monogamize his heart and this he found enormously difficult.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Hence sexual love must be persistent as well as monogamic.
"Woman in Modern Society" by Earl Barnes
The Hopi is monogamous.
"The Unwritten Literature of the Hopi" by Hattie Greene Lockett
Men are polygamous by nature and monogamous for opportunity.
"A Cynic Looks at Life" by Ambrose Bierce
Side by side with these long secular changes, he evolved the family, communal or patriarchal, polygamic or monogamous.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
A long road, marked by numerous compromises and limitations, led from casual intercourse to the final establishment of the monogamous system.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
But then, on the other hand, does the ordinary monogamic wife do that?
"Anticipations" by Herbert George Wells
In its habits it is monogamous and nocturnal.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
A taste for sexual variety is built up so that the individual is unwilling to commit himself to a monogamous union.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Milly was, of course, an essentially monogamic creature, like any normal, healthy woman.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick

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.

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
Monogamous decompositions of complete bipartite graphs, symmetric H -squares, and self-orthogonal 1-factorizations.
Generalized packing designs
Both of these measures are for bipartite states and because of monogamous nature of entanglement they are expected to decrease at the quantum critical point, if entanglement is shared by the whole system.
Entanglement study of the 1D Ising model with Added Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya interaction
Local measurements on bipartite maximally entangled states can yield correlations that are maximally nonlocal, monogamous, and with fully random outcomes.
Fully nonlocal, monogamous, and random genuinely multipartite quantum correlations
Any given (nonsignaling) N -partite correlations are monogamous if the only nonsignalling extension of them to N + 1 parts is the trivial one in which the part N + 1 is uncorrelated to the initial N parts.
Fully nonlocal, monogamous, and random genuinely multipartite quantum correlations
Note, however, that local deterministic correlations are monogamous but useless for cryptography.
Fully nonlocal, monogamous, and random genuinely multipartite quantum correlations
Then, contrary to other examples of bipartite maximally nonlocal correlations , they proved that the correlations leading to the maximal violation of the chained inequality also have the properties of being monogamous and having fully random local outcomes.
Fully nonlocal, monogamous, and random genuinely multipartite quantum correlations
Finally, as the correlations are monogamous, Alice’s dit is also unpredictable by any external adversary.
Fully nonlocal, monogamous, and random genuinely multipartite quantum correlations
Moreover, we showed that any correlations algebraically violating the present inequalities are monogamous with respect to nonsignaling compositions and yield fully random outcomes for any subset of parts.
Fully nonlocal, monogamous, and random genuinely multipartite quantum correlations
The conclusion of this line of argument is obvious. 1) In the infalling frame Bi and Ai are maximally entangled. 2) In the exterior frame Bi and HBi are maximally entangled. 3) Maximal entanglement is monogamous.
Black Hole Complementarity and the Harlow-Hayden Conjecture
Pironio, ”Maximally Nonlocal and Monogamous Quantum Correlations”, Phys.
Various quantum nonlocality tests with a simple 2-photon entanglement source