• WordNet 3.6
    • adj monolithic characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity "a monolithic society","a monolithic worldwide movement"
    • adj monolithic imposing in size or bulk or solidity "massive oak doors","Moore's massive sculptures","the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture","a monumental scale"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Monolithic Of or pertaining to a monolith; consisting of a single stone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monolithic Formed of a single stone, as an obelisk or the shaft of a column.
    • monolithic Consisting of monoliths: as, a monolithic circle.
    • monolithic Of or pertaining to a monolith.
    • monolithic Made of one mass of artificial stone, as a concrete of broken stone, cement, and sand, without joints: used in structures such as mills and houses, dams, retaining-walls, and bridge abutments and piers, floors, columns, and other similar constructions.
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In literature:

The monoliths in his garden are one thousand, it may be two thousand years old.
"Little Sky-High" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Each section was a monolith, except in a few cases where very heavy rains made it impossible to hold the laborers.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by George C. Clarke
From a reliquary of the Dutch, an affair of red-brick, four stories high, this monolith had sprung.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
It is a monolith of unwrought stone standing sixteen feet high.
"Stonehenge" by Frank Stevens
He gave an audible sigh of relief when they were faced at last by two stone monoliths rising like pillars.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
St. Isaac's in fact is miraculous only in its monoliths.
"Russia" by Various
The huge monolith rose some eight hundred feet above the tableland on which the village was built.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
The principal groups are known as the "Hall of the Monoliths or Columns," the "Catholic group," and the "Arroyo group.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
There they built great circles of upright monoliths.
"The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria" by W. Scott-Elliot
On the left of him was the dark-red monolith called the Rock of Blood.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
Even the granite monolith which forms the shaft of the Alexander Column has been seriously affected by it.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
The monolith on which it rests is porphyry, and weighs 130,000 pounds.
"Zigzag Journeys in Europe" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The uprights are quadrangular monoliths neatly squared.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
It had been shaped by Nature herself out of an immense monolith.
"The Tour" by Louis Couperus
In the bay formed by these cliffs a grand tooth or monolith stands isolated and vertical, about 100 ft. in height.
"Climbing in The British Isles, Vol. II" by W. P. Haskett Smith
The huge monoliths of the Hall of the Hundred Columns reared themselves from their hewn platform of stone.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
These two monoliths probably lie buried amid the ruins of that ancient city.
"Cleopatra's Needle" by James King
Near the gateway are some huge monoliths, one eighteen feet in height.
"My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills" by James Johnstone
From this spot, our guide, a Brahmin, brought us to what is called the Ganeza Temple, a monolith Pagoda.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
These "lingas" vary in size from the tiny amulets worn about the neck, to the great monoliths of the temples.
"Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism With an Essay on Baal Worship, On The Assyrian Sacred "Grove," And Other" by Thomas Inman John Newton

In poetry:

Foul snake and speckled adder with their young
ones crawl from stone to stone
For ruined is the house and prone the great
rose-marble monolith!
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
if he succeeded, why, the Generalised Life
would become impossible, the monolith
of State be broken and prevented
the co-operation of avengers.
"In Memory of Sigmund Freud " by W H Auden
Though many pass, yet few record
Their names in characters sublime,
By grand achievement, work or word
Upon the monolith of Time;
But few inscribe a lasting name
On the eternal cliffs of Fame.
"Fame." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

A view of the Twelve Apostles before the collapse of the monolith in the foreground.
And now that it has become a neighborhood of monolithic buildings, the idea of opening a restaurant there that seats a mere 50 instead of 500 seems like a joke.
But the monolithic Taco Bell cup was too much to bear.
Monolithic ceramic capacitors are assembled into all kinds of electronic devices and it is said that 400 to 500 of them are used in the latest smartphones.
Touted as the world's first 500-V, high-Q monolithic ceramic capacitor with base-metal electrodes, the GQM22 series capacitors are suited for high-frequency applications like power amplifiers (PAs) for base stations.
A monolithic figure towers over the explorers of a distant planet.
Goodbye massive monolith document scanners.
Throughout the night, Aziz N’Diaye was a monolith in the middle for Washington.
How quaint – columnist Kathleen Parker argued that female voters are not some monolithic group who swallow the "war on women" nonsense, but are more concerned about their families and jobs in this election cycle (Oct 12 Opinion).
Whether economic outcry or postelection posturing, these blips won't budge the monolith of US junk food .
The rise of Big Data and the monolithic systems that are now being built on increasingly cloud-based data models is a reality we cannot ignore.
The squat, windowless building has about as much charm as a Soviet monolith.
Desert Panorama House, La Quinta, Calif. Monolithic forms pass through the building, treating indoor and outdoor space as a single element.
I don't think liberals monolithically feel one thing about this.
A rugged monolith with snow-covered slopes, its ridges climb steeply to a single sharp peak towering over the surrounding range of Himalayan mountains.

In science:

Between collections the construction αω β is considered monolithic.
Banishing divergence Part 1: Infinite numbers as the limit of sequences of real numbers
Individual monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) chips contain a four-quadrant Gilbert cell multiplier fabricated in InGaP/GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBT) technology.
A 2-20 GHz Analog Lag-Correlator for Radio Interferometry
In contrast to the modulation bench which uses conventional optical mounts, the measurement bench is quasi-monolithic and thus much more stable in terms of mechanical and thermal drifts.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
They are needed as reference within the manufacturing process of the quasi-monolithic measurement bench.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
If beam pointing limits the sensitivity of the SPI, we will post-process the data and the current fibre injectors will be replaced by monolithic fibre injectors.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
Hollenberg, 2006, “Quantum gate for Q switching in monolithic photon-band-gap cavities containing two-level atoms,” Phys.
Hybrid quantum circuits: Superconducting circuits interacting with other quantum systems
Byer, “Coherence properties of a doubly-resonant monolithic optical parametric oscillator,” J.
All-Optical Quantum Random Bit Generation from Intrinsically Binary Phase of Parametric Oscillators
What is more, it could allow large massive galaxies to form early (z ≈ 10) from monolithic dissipationless collapse (Sanders 2008), with well-defined relationships between the mass, radius and velocity dispersion.
Challenges for Lambda-CDM and MOND
Without cache conflict, we may compute twice as many values inside domains as in the monolithic case, but there remains to compute the values at the interfaces of the domains.
Sophie, an FDTD code on the way to multicore, getting rid of the memory bandwidth bottleneck better using cache
These are the SI’s described in item (3) above. (3) The previous cases do not hold, and there is l ∈ K such that Cl is of machine type, and either some of the operations of L ∪ R ∪ {I } distinguish a and b, or (a(l), b(l)) lies in the monolith of Cl for all l ∈ L.
The Undecidability of the Definability of Principal Subcongruences
The way in which (c, d) is produced from (a, b) in Cases 2 and 3 is to show that there is a polynomial that will move (a(l), b(l)) into the monolith of each Cl but not collapse CgB (a, b) (see Lemmas 23 and 25).
The Undecidability of the Definability of Principal Subcongruences
At this point we require a rather detailed description of the sequential and machine type SI’s, and their monoliths.
The Undecidability of the Definability of Principal Subcongruences
B 2 ∪ B , and (3) For each l ∈ L, CgCl (c(l), d(l)) lies in the monolith of Cl .
The Undecidability of the Definability of Principal Subcongruences
If a, b ∈ B differ at a coordinate that is of sequential type, then the next lemma proves that there is some polynomial that maps (a, b) coordinatewise into the monoliths of the Cl (the subdirect factors of B) and does not collapse CgB (a, b).
The Undecidability of the Definability of Principal Subcongruences
From the structure of the monolith of Ck as described at the start of this proof, and using the fact that there are only finitely many non-isomorphic machine type SI’s, all finite, the conclusion of the lemma follows.
The Undecidability of the Definability of Principal Subcongruences